“Can it get any worse?” Of course it can and it often has. And may in this case, too.
What’s the point of this question? All not involved, from whichever p.o.v, are appalled, anguished and wish it was within their power to bring an end to it.
But we haven’t and we can’t.
Nothing of the material that I sent to the world’s media outlets had any beneficial effect on the outcome of the conflict in Afghanistan, from that day  to this. Some of the funding for my work came from the U.S. State Dept.
In fact, once the US had switched the good guys [those killing Russians] into the bad guys [the Taliban] things got worse.
" and it often has." I will give an example.
When the Japanese over-ran Singpore in 1942 …
‘During the fighting and immediately afterward, civilians were murdered, enemy soldiers decapitated, prisoners burnt alive, hospital patients slaughtered where they lay](https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Singapore-Alexandra-Hospital-Massacres-1942/).’
The Japanese rampaged thru the Queen Alex, where my mother served as theatre Sister after the liberation and then again when my father was posted to S/pore in 1953, shooting medical staff and bayoneting patients in their beds.
She was part of the medical team that went into the notorious PoW camps at Changi … twenty years later, on approaching the owner of a house we had gone to view, the first thing she said was, “You were a Japanese PoW, weren’t you?”
I don’t know what satisfaction or relief it gives to anyone reflecting, in public, on their thoughts and feelings about a situation such as Gaza. For my part, it only adds to the feeling of helplessness and distress. That is the reason I do not read the reports and, this being an exception, threads such as this.