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State of Palestine: 'We just want to live' - witness with damaged house recalls Israeli shelling02:54

State of Palestine: 'We just want to live' - witness with damaged house recalls Israeli shelling

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Al-Sudaniya, northern Gaza Strip
June 18, 2018 at 12:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

A witness whose house was damaged after the Israeli military had shelled the Gaza Strip early Monday morning recalled how the shelling took a toll on her family's residence at the Al-Sudaniya area, northern Gaza Strip.

"The shelling started, and my children came down screaming from the rooftop. The children and the grandchildren. Me and my children who were in the house, we went to hide in the kitchen," said the owner of a damaged house Om Habib Zuhdi.

She added: "It doesn't work this way. We just want to live too. We also love life. It's not only them who love life. We are peaceful people. Why do they treat us this way? Why do they come and scare us at night? Are we raising any weapons? Do we have any rocks? None of that. We are just at our homes."

According the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) Twitter account, it targeted "military objectives in the northern Gaza Strip belonging to the Hamas terror organisation." The IDF also claimed that the shelling was "in response to arson and explosive kites and balloons that have been launched into Israel."

No casualties or injuries were reported.

State of Palestine: 'We just want to live' - witness with damaged house recalls Israeli shelling02:54
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A witness whose house was damaged after the Israeli military had shelled the Gaza Strip early Monday morning recalled how the shelling took a toll on her family's residence at the Al-Sudaniya area, northern Gaza Strip.

"The shelling started, and my children came down screaming from the rooftop. The children and the grandchildren. Me and my children who were in the house, we went to hide in the kitchen," said the owner of a damaged house Om Habib Zuhdi.

She added: "It doesn't work this way. We just want to live too. We also love life. It's not only them who love life. We are peaceful people. Why do they treat us this way? Why do they come and scare us at night? Are we raising any weapons? Do we have any rocks? None of that. We are just at our homes."

According the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) Twitter account, it targeted "military objectives in the northern Gaza Strip belonging to the Hamas terror organisation." The IDF also claimed that the shelling was "in response to arson and explosive kites and balloons that have been launched into Israel."

No casualties or injuries were reported.

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