From the Palestinian center for Human Rights (PCHR) – Monday, 14 November 2011 18:45 – Ref: 113/2011
The French Consul and his Family in Gaza were Wounded in an Israeli Attack on a Palestinian Navy Site in the Northern Gaza Strip.
On Monday, 14 November 2011, the French Consul in the Gaza Strip,
Majdi Jameel Yaseen Shaqqoura, 44, and his two children were wounded in
an Israeli attack on the Palestinian Navy site in the southwest of Beit
Lahia, located in northern Gaza. They were in their home when they were
injured by shrapnel. Additionally, as a result of the same attack, the
consul’s wife suffered from hemorrhage that led to a miscarriage.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for
Human Rights (PCHR), Majdi Shaqqoura was in his home, located behind
al-Nawras Resort in al-Soudaniya area southwest of Beit Lahia, at the
time of the attack.
Shaqqoura was watching TV in the house’s sitting room which is
surrounded by large windows, together with his relatives and three
children: Arwa, 9, Rawan, 13, and Mohammed, 8. At 2:00 in the morning
they suddenly heard an explosion that rocked the house.
In his testimony to PCHR, Shaqqoura said that windows of the sitting
room broke in the blast. He and his relative rushed to protect the
children. Then a second explosion took place which broke all the
windows, and resulted in shrapnel injuries to Shaqqoura’s leg and
Rawan’s hand and back.
Shaqqoura added that, at the same time, his wife Majda Shaqqoura, 42,
and her brother were on their way to the home in her car. They were
150 meters away from the bombardment site. As a result, Majda suffered a
hemorrhage. Her brother transported her to al-Awda Hospital, where she
miscarried, being in the second month of her pregnancy.
(source Occupied Palestine)
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