Sunday, 16 August 2015

Gaza woman dies of wounds from Israeli ordinance explosion

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian woman from Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip died Sunday morning from wounds she sustained more than a week ago when an unexploded ordnance from last summer's Israeli military offensive went off while a family was clearing rubble from a destroyed house in the Shabora neighborhood of Rafah.

Palestinian medical sources at Abu Yousif al-Najjar hospital in Rafah said 77-year-old Amina Abu Naqira was in a critical condition before she succumbed to her wounds on Sunday morning after fighting for life for more than one week.

At least four Palestinians were killed the day of the explosion, and over 30 were injured.

The other fatalitieswere all from the same family as the 77-year-old and were identified earlier this month as Bakr Hasan Abu Naqira, Abdul-Rahman Abu Naqira, Ahmad Hasan Abu Naqira, and Hassan Ahmad Abu Naqira.

Over 7,000 unexploded ordnance were left throughout the Gaza Strip following last summer's war between Israel and Palestinian militant groups, according to officials of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Palestinian territories (OCHA). more