It is just over three years since the Israelis launched Operation Cast Lead, their punitive attack on Gaza, the one which then Acting Prime Minister Gillard characterised as Israel exercising its right to defend itself.
352 children were killed directly by Israeli action during the 22 days of Operation Cast Lead. That is not just a statistic. Every single one of those children was a living breathing human being, of flesh and blood, with hopes, fears and dreams like the rest of us.
They all had names, and if you click on this link here you can find out the names and ages of every one of them, many not yet in their teens, some as young as three months.