Monday, January 28, 2008
PCHR: Narratives Under Siege
The first one begins
Moin Ali Mahmoud Al-Wadiya was working in the Al-Zaytoun district of East Gaza City when Israeli Occupying Forces invaded Al-Zaytoun on January 15. The forty-eight year old mechanic immediately tried to flee the intense IOF shelling, but when he stopped in order to drag a critically wounded civilian to safety, the ground beneath him exploded. When he regained consciousness in Gaza City's main al-Shifa Hospital, Moin al-Wadiya had lost his left foot. His right leg is smashed, and he has serious lacerations across his stomach. "I have six children," he says, "but now there is no one to support my family."
For the rest of Moin al-Wadiya's story and a photo, please go here.