Conflict sparks fears of impact

There was growing concern about the effect the Middle East conflict was having on Muslims around...

Physiotherapists treat a Palestinian girl, Jamela Habbash,15, who lost her legs during an Israeli missile at the Al-Shifa hospital on January 8, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Picture: Abid Katib/Getty Images

There was growing concern about the effect the Middle East conflict was having on Muslims around the world as <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on">Israel</country-region> continued to push deeper into <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Gaza and sent army reservists into battle.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said they were getting close to achieving their goals.

<country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">United Kingdom</country-region> shadow Security Minister Baroness Neville-Jones said she could understand people feeling angry at what they saw on television.

“The images that come across are very potent indeed and they are a fairly undiluted diet of death, pitiful little bundles of children being prepared for burial and it does revolt."