After surviving the neighborhood’s fiercest bombardment to date, CARE local staffer and primary blogger in Gaza, Jawad Harb, sounded much better this morning. Following last night’s air strikes, the UN established a temporary camp a few hundred meters from his neighborhood, where residents can run during an air strike. Jawad and his family, including his six children and paralyzed 86-year-old grandfather, had been unable to find space in overflowing UN shelters, which received some 7,000 new displaced people last night alone.
The coordinates of this new temporary camp have been given to the Israeli army, so it is a "safe" location. And Jawad and his family have packed "go" bags of necessary items, ready to bolt to the camp if needed.
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