Dr. Mona El-Farra: ‘We have no power and no water.’

31 Jul
10:05 AM

“We don’t have power at the moment. We don’t have water,” physician Dr. Mona El-Farra told The Electronic Intifada from Gaza today. Dr. El-Farra works with the Palestine Red Crescent Society and is the director of Gaza projects at the Middle East Children’s Alliance.

7/30/14 | The Electronic Intifada | Nora Barrows-Friedman

“We receive every day an increasing number of patients coming from the schools, people who took shelter in the schools or with their relatives,” she added.

In Gaza today, the bodies of at least twenty Palestinians were pulled from the rubble after an Israeli airstrike hit a United Nations school in Jabaliya refugee camp. Approximately 3,300 displaced people were taking refuge in the school. Among the victims were children “killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom,” according to the UN agency UNRWA, which administers the school.

Later in the day, Israeli forces shelled an open market in the Shujaiya neighborhood of eastern Gaza City, the site of a grisly massacre last week, killing at least seventeen.

Full article with links and podcast interview with Dr. El-Farra at The Electronic Intifada.

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