Another bit of footage we’ve been shown repeatedly on the BBC is Lyse Doucet’s response to the evacuation of families moving out of the way of potential bombardment or a possible IDF ground invasion. The IDF give out warnings against a background of heavy criticism from the sages in the media. Damned if you do damned if you don’t.
The bit of film is on a loop, with Lyse’s voice-over telling us that people are fleeing, “but where are they supposed to go.... (what about the designated UNWRA camps?).... taking with them “as much as they can carry.”
I know I shouldn’t really say it, and it's a trivial point, but I will just mention that the film depicts a group of people hurriedly walking along towards, I hope, safety. A woman is carrying an infant, and a small boy is carefully carrying what appears to be a casserole dish. The rest of the group aren’t carrying anything at all. ‘Nothing’ equals “as much as they can carry”?