Health Minister Warns of Health and Environmental Disaster in the Gaza Strip

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RAMALLAH, July 23, 2014 (WAFA) – The Minister of Health, Jawad Awad, warned of the health and environmental catastrophes that may affect the Gaza Strip if the paramedics and rescue crews are unable to recover the bodies of citizens killed from under the rubble, due to the ongoing heavy Israeli bombardment.

Awad appealed to the international community to intervene to ‘stop the carnage inflicted on the children of our people in the Gaza Strip,’ which may be the nucleus of an environmental disaster striking the Gaza Strip, as well as to pressure the Israeli occupation forces to allow rescue teams to reach the affected areas.

He stressed that the rescue crews face extreme difficulties to recover the bodies of the martyrs and rescue the wounded in areas that are subjected to shelling, adding that there are still bodies buried under the rubble of buildings in the towns of Khuza’a and Abasan and Alzaneh in Khan Yunis.

Source: WAFA