Gaza under attack personal account – day 2

By Gaza's Ark Advisory Committee member Dr. Mona El-Farra in Gaza

9 July 2014

Between 3am and 4 am early Wednesday morning. Day 2 Gaza under attack

The warships continue shelling …it is dark. I do not know what is going on and I can hear successive bombing. Thinking of all of you tonight especially my colleagues at the hospitals who are working under severe pressure and lack the basic medical supplies.

Stay strong.

Now after a few minutes I showed the neighbors' kids some nice drawings sent with love and solidarity from Canada and Australia..they laughed …life is stronger than death …one day justice will prevail.

3am

Heard they hit around the European hospital east of Khan Younis in Southern Gaza …then the hospital was directly targeted. The wall was damaged at 1am due to the strong shelling. Then shelling continued and around 30 airstrikes.

When civilians took refuge at the hospital ..they targeted again

The intensive care unit roof was damaged as well as the windows ..now at around 3am..6 patients inside the intensive care unit and 20 children inside the pediatric ward have had to be evacuated.

12 injuries were reported including one nurse.

No comment…

I leave it to you to comment.

As for me this is normal behavior of the Israeli army.

Human rights violations against health centers and workers have always been the case.

On a personal level I am thinking of all people especially my cousins who took refuge in the hospital.

4:15am

Explosions very close to my apartment.

The Gaza port was hit with one bomb at least.

Nobody is asleep tonight.

Oh no it is next to my building, so loud I am on the floor with neighbors and children.. who are so terrified and shocked.

Shattered windows terrified the children… vicious attacks…

We are all on the floor……….

5:15 a.m.

Solidarity hugs while the children cling to adults …it is so close.

Now after a few minutes I showed the neighbors' kids some nice drawings sent with love and solidarity from Canada and Australia..they laughed …life is stronger than death …one day justice will prevail.


 

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