#GazaUnderAttack | Survivors of Shujaiyya assault recount horrors at Shifa hospital

Ma’an News Agency | (updated) 21/07/2014 00:03

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — 60,000 Palestinians fled their homes in the neighborhood of Shujaiyya in Gaza City on Sunday amid an intense Israeli assault that left 66 residents dead and hundreds more injured.

Thousands of those who fled have sought refuge in the al-Shifa Hospital in North Rimal, a neighborhood in Gaza’s west that many are hoping will not be bombed by Israeli forces.

Survivors of the assault recounted their experiences to a Ma’an reporter at the hospital.

One survivor said that the shells started falling on people’s homes on Saturday evening, but because people had nowhere else to go they stayed put.

As dawn fell, however, the shelling intensified and people fled to the streets.

Iman Mansour, a woman who was staying at the hospital with her three injured children, said, “We left our houses forcibly because shells rained down on us.”

“No one could reach the bodies of the martyrs or the injured people because of the continuous violent shelling on houses,” she added.

Her husband Hamad Mansour said that the shelling was not as intense at sundown, “but with dawn, the random shelling began. Hundreds of shells hit homes, which led people to leave their houses running.”

They all moved to the al-Shifa complex, he added.

Umm Wael Mansour, another survivor, told Ma’an: “I lived through the 1967 war, and other wars as well, but this one is indescribable. It’s more difficult than the Sabra and Shatila massacres,” she said, referencing the killings of thousands of Palestinians in Beirut by Israeli-supported militias during the Lebanese civil war.

“People who came to save us after a shell hit our home were killed on the street,” she added, “and there were remains of the bodies of children, women, youth, and elderly on the ground.”

She wondered why the houses of innocent people were targeted when there were no militants in them.

Umm Rafat Abu al-Qumeez, meanwhile, cried for her family whose bodies had not yet been recovered from the rubble.

She told Ma’an: “My children are under the rubble, send ambulances because people are dying in Shujaiyya.”

A young child Qusai Abu al-Qumeez told Ma’an that he did not know what had happened to his father as he tearfully said, “Dad is at home. I am scared for him.”

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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