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Death toll in Gaza rises to 402

Israel Thursday launched New Year strikes by air and sea on battered Gaza that took the death toll from its blitz to 402.

world Updated: Jan 01, 2009 23:14 IST

Israel Thursday launched New Year strikes by air and sea on battered Gaza that took the death toll from its blitz to 402.

Israel’s massive offensive on Gaza has sent its residents scattering, trying to find shelter from the bombs but in the words of a father of four “anywhere you go in Gaza you’re in danger of dying.” Wahbeh Abu Jahl, his wife and their four children have been staying with different relatives in Gaza since their apartment was destroyed by an Israeli raid. “At first I couldn’t even find a tent to put for my family up on the rubble of our house,” said Abu Jahl. “Besides, anywhere you go in Gaza, you’re in danger of dying,” he added.

Maher Abu Kmeil, 50, has moved to a “safer place.”. “But that doesn’t mean we’re safe now, they’re attacking everything, even mosques and hospitals