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Israel Pounds Gaza: Shells Crowded Hospital, UN Compound and Building Housing Media Organizations
by via Democracy Now
Thursday Jan 15th, 2009 8:24 AM
Thursday, January 15, 2009 :Israeli forces are continuing to pound Gaza City hitting civilian targets, including a UN building, a hospital, and a building housing several media organizations, in some of the heaviest shelling in nearly three weeks. Israeli troops backed by helicopter gunships, tanks and heavy guns have pushed deep into densely-populated neighborhoods. We go to Gaza City to speak with retired physician Dr. Moussa El-Haddad and we speak with Christopher Gunness, the spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency.
Israeli forces are continuing to pound Gaza City hitting civilian targets, including a UN building, a hospital, and a building housing several media organizations, in some of the heaviest shelling in nearly three weeks.

Israeli troops backed by helicopter gunships, tanks and heavy guns have pushed deep into densely-populated neighborhoods. Thousands of Gaza City residents are fleeing their homes.

The Palestinian death toll now stands at at least one thousand and forty-five—at least half of them civilian. Another four thousand, eight hundred and sixty have been injured. Thirteen Israelis have been killed, including four by friendly fire.

We go now to Gaza to speak with Dr. Moussa El-Haddad, a retired physician living in Gaza City. We are also joined on the line by Christopher Gunness, the spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency. It’s compound, where up to 700 Palestinians were being sheltered, was shelled by Israeli forces.

Dr. Moussa El-Haddad, retired physician living in Gaza City.

Christopher Gunness, spokesman for UN Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa)

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