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Gaza columnist survives Israeli airstrike on his apartment

Aug. 3, 2014 11:16 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 4, 2014 10:21 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian columnist barely survived an Israeli airstrike on his apartment in the Burj al-Siddiq building in Gaza City on Sunday, he said.

Fahmi Sharab told reporters that he managed to escape along with his family members minutes before an Israeli airstrike hit the building, causing serious damage.

Despite the family's luck, however, they were unable to escape with any of their belongings, leaving them with nothing except the clothes on their backs.

Israel has highlighted its policy of launching dud missiles at homes targeted for airstrikes as a humanitarian approach to bombing, since it gives occupants a chance to flee before their homes are destroyed.

Critics point out, however, that the notice can be as little as a minute, leaving families scrambling to flee down staircases and unable to gather any belongings in the short time allotted.

Nine Palestinian journalists have been killed by Israel so far in the 27-day assault.

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