Thursday, 5 December 2013

17 'attempt suicide' over unpaid Gaza war compensation

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Seventeen members of families who lost relatives in Israel's 2008 war on Gaza staged a mass suicide attempt in protest over unpaid compensations from the Hamas government, a representative said.

Alaa al-Barawi, speaking on behalf of the families, told Ma’an that 17 people related to those who died in the fighting attempted to hang themselves after a 39-day sit-in went unanswered.

Witnesses said ambulances arrived at the scene and took a number of the family members to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. more