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Indians in Gaza safe after massive Israeli air raids

world Updated: Dec 27, 2008 23:33 IST

Indians in Gaza are safe and are taking precautions amid a massive Israeli military operation on Saturday that left 195 dead and more than 300 wounded.

"Despite signal disruptions I kept on trying and have managed to talk to all the Indians living in Gaza. They are all safe and confined to their houses," an Indian woman, Alka Toman, married to a Palestinian and living in the coastal Strip for more than ten years told PTI.

There are about a dozen Indians living in Gaza, some of them married to Palestinians and others working at a centre affiliated to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

All of them hold Indian passports and have often complained of problems going out of Gaza due to the restrictions imposed on Hamas ruled territory.

Earlier, an Indian woman from Kashmir, Lubna, told PTI about difficulties she faced last year while returning to Gaza from India and how she was stranded with her three children at the border between Egypt and the coastal strip.