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Boat teams rescue families from Gaza floods
Published Wednesday 09/01/2013 (updated) 10/01/2013 19:35
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GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Rescue crews used fishing boats to help 25 families trapped in a flooded plain in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, amid icy storms have in the region this week.

Civil defense spokesman Muhammad Al-Maathaneh said a low plain in Rafah was under water, and 300 homes were at risk of flooding.

The stormy weather has caused 15 injuries, ministry of health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said. Two of them are children who are being treated in the European Hospital.



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1 ) Mel / USA
09/01/2013 16:00
As if blockaded Gazan's &Palestinians in the West Bank(sequestered to the low ground&dirt tracks by the Israel occupation)haven't got ENOUGH to worry about already.Hey Obama? Seeing as USG uses our taxes(illegally)to UNDERWRITE Israel's Occupation,& collective punishment,of Palestine,via military aid,"special" diplomacy to Israel,leaving Israel relatively'high&dry',safe from low-land flooding,why not TRANSFER our foreign tax-aid to Palestinians,who REALLY need it,& humbly NEVER ASK for it??
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