BRITS with loved-ones in Gaza say they are “drowning in sorrow” as Israel’s airstrikes continue.
Five British Palestinians told a press conference in London that they had lost 86 members of their extended families in all.
Mum-of-two Wafaa Shamallakh, 37, said her uncle’s family of ten, including a boy of two said three distant cousins died yesterday in an airstrike.
But her worst day of the war was Oct 8 when her uncle’s family of 10 “were wiped out in a matter of seconds,” including a two-year-old infant Omar.
Fighting back tears Wafaa said: “What words can I use to describe the sorrow and anguish we are all drowning in?
“We celebrated Omar’s baby shower a few months ago.
“The only conciliation is that he was found in his mother’s arms. She cradled him gently until his last breath. A mother’s love.”
Accountant Omar Mofeed said 40 members of his family had died including retired female judge Fatima Mokhallai, 75.
He said she was killed with her husband Najar when a missile hit their home as they slept.
Yasmine Ahmed, of Human Rights Watch, condemned Hamas for its October 7 massacre of Jews and demanded the culprits are prosecuted.
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But she accused Israel of “war crimes” over its attacks on Gaza.
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