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Bombs stop -- nightmare doesn't -- for kids in Gaza conflict

Mohammed Wahdan lays in a hospital bed in Gaza City, gripping his cousin's finger, as he's treated for injuries sustained in a missile strike.


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Mohammed Wahdan was badly injured when a missile slammed into his Gaza home. His mother was killed, but he doesn't know that yet.

Wednesday night on the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelly," Clarissa Ward will have the story of the family from Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, whose house and others nearby were hit by Israeli strikes. They had moved in with a friend in neighboring Beit Lahiya, but that house was also too close to the explosions, so they fled to another friend's home in Gaza City.

Then that house was targeted, too. Four of Mohammed's family members died. His father was badly injured and transferred outside the country for treatment. Mohammed, his brothers and a sister were all injured. Now they're homeless, and will soon find out their parents are gone.

Also on the program, Charlie D'Agata will have the story of Kobi and Shira Revivo, an Israeli couple who fled their home near the border with Gaza, seeking protection from the thousands of rockets fired by Hamas. Their young children haven't been home for a month.

Studies have shown that almost half the children in border towns suffer from anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Children in these towns play indoors, never far from bomb shelters, or fear.