Israeli Snipers Shoot Families Seeking Refuge

Published: Fri 16 Jan 2009 09:52 AM
Israeli Snipers Shoot Families Attempting To Seek Refuge
For Immediate Release
Israeli snipers are shooting at families who are attempting to seek refuge in Al-Quds hospital, Gaza City. Palestinian and international volunteers are now on the streets outside the hospital to try and get the families inside the hospital.
Australian Human Rights Activist Sharon Lock is assisting medical teams at the hospital,
"Israeli snipers are shooting at families attempting to get to the hospital. They are frightened and have no where to go. At least two families have been shot at now, children have been wounded."
Al-Quds hospital, Gaza City, located in the Tel al Huwa neighbourhood of Gaza, has been under attack by the Israeli army since 1:30 AM. According to International volunteers at the hospital it has been hit by shells four times.
"The hospital has received over 150 calls for help from people including many children in the surrounding area who have been wounded and are in desperate need of medical care. The Israeli army has surrounded the hospital and no one is able to get in or out." – Sharon Lock (Australia) International Solidarity Movement
No one is able to get to these children.
Correction for previous ISM press release: The hospital surrounded by Israel snipers is Al-Quds hospital, not Al-Aqsa as previously stated.

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