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'Don't wait for Gaza genocide'


There have been more air strikes in Gaza, just as Israel has called on the UN Security Council to take action over a rocket assault from Gaza ahead of a meeting of international powers on the Middle East conflict.

Dr Aryeh Kontorovich, who lives in Beersheva in southern Israel, described how explosions in Israel have been "quite powerful" in which houses shook.

He described how they have had to run and get the children in the middle of the night and take them into a room while they listen to booms before they "carefully venture out until next time".

"Rockets have been falling in Israel at low intensity", he said, but these stronger attacks have been happening since Friday.

"Presumably the Palestinian authority is not taking responsibility", he continued "so I must assume it is terrorists."

Meanwhile Dr Mona El-Farra, vice president of the Red Crescent in Gaza, said that this is "not a war between two equal parties" and Israel is much stronger.

She said that the Israeli air raids are continuous and targeting Gaza.

The situation is "really horrible" in Gaza because these attacks come on top of shortage of medical supplies.

"Don't wait until another genocide in Gaza" she said, "many people are dying".

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