Trapped by Israeli troops for six days in one room 33 Gazans seek Red Cross intervention
Date: 09 / 01 / 2009 Time: 22:32

Gaza – Ma’an – A family trapped by Israeli forces in for six days one room of their home in the Al-Mughrqa area, south of Gaza City, phoned Ma’an on Friday seeking urgent rescue.

The Al-Wahidi family is appealing to the Red Cross, human rights organizations, or any relevant organization, to intervene and rescue them.

Salem Yousef Al-Wahidi, the owner of the family house, says 33 members of the family have been trapped in the house without food or drink since Sunday, when Israeli tanks moved into the area.

Al-Wahidi said Israeli soldiers forced them into one room. The soldiers are still occupying the roof of the building and the surrounding area. The army has refused to allow food, including milk for the small children among them.