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Israeli troops moving through Gaza with journalist embeds encounter a Palestinian family that chose not to evacuate:

The family suddenly notices the cameras, and immediately, the expression on their faces changes. “We have no food,” they say in Arabic, as one of the youngsters suggests we interview him in English about their plight. [Israeli] troops are extremely concerned about being portrayed as abusing innocent civilians. [Brigade Operations Officer Elion] Perry points to a stack of canned goods, water bottles and other provisions. “We provided some of that and they cook and eat quite well,” said Perry. The Palestinians seem to understand him and one of them smiles. It’s a war – they had to try.

Not quite the Gaza that has been portrayed elsewhere. The rest of this article in Ynetnews has more interesting stories from the Israeli front lines.