Gaza Cultural Worker Among Sunday's Dead

July 23, 2014 12:46 PM

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Gaza Cultural Worker Among Sunday's Dead

Over the weekend, the two-week-long conflict in Gaza entered its deadliest phase yet, with Israeli ground forces entering the densely populated Shejaiya neighborhood. On Sunday alone, casualties in the fighting included 13 Israeli soldiers and more than 100 Palestinians, many of them civilians, according to the Guardian. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called the ongoing bombardment of Gaza “an atrocious action.”

Among the civilian dead was Samar AlHallaq, a 29-year-old Palestinian woman working for the British non-profit Palestinian History Tapestry Project, which seeks to preserve the traditional art of Palestinian embroidery and “give Palestinian needlewomen and their community a focus beyond mere surviva...

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