Latest Najd, Gaza Stories

2006-08-15 12:15:45

By Tom Perry SREIFA, Lebanon (Reuters) - Mariam Najd sat on a pile of rubble, tears in her eyes, as the bulldozer dug into the bomb crater where her brother's house once stood. His body has yet to be found. It is thought to have been buried with at least five others of the same family in the debris for nearly a month. A truce which started on Monday allowed rescue workers to reach the village and begin their grim task. "Where is your brother, where has he gone?" the elderly lady...

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