Sunday, August 10, 2014

Israeli rocket attack causes 9-year-old Dina an ankyloblepharon

Israeli rocket attack causes 9-year-old Dina an ankyloblepharon




GAZA, (PIC)-- 9-year-old Palestinian girl Dina Khalifa is no longer able to open her eyes after she was injured during an Israeli bombing on the area surrounding her house.
To escape the horrors of the Israeli war on Gaza, Dina used to close her eyes imagining herself playing in the garden with her comrades in a peaceful atmosphere.
As the Israeli forces targeted the neighborhood where she lives with four artillery shells, the girl closed her eyes but was not able to open them again.
Dina was wounded by rocket shrapnel all over her body, while the flames and the toxic gases that resulted from the shelling caused her an ankyloblepharon.
Her aunt, who is accompanying her at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, said: "Dina is no longer able to open and close her eyes whenever she wants."
She told Anatolia news agency's correspondent: "The rocket shrapnel left many scars on Dina's face."
Dina's younger sister, who is 5 years old, was also wounded by shrapnel in the head that caused her fracture in her skull. "The doctors said she might not be able to survive it, as she is in serious condition," her aunt stated.
Her 19-year-old brother was also moderately wounded and has lost part of his ear.
Since July 7, Israel has killed more than 1,900 Palestinian citizens, and wounded about 9,900 others, mostly children, women and elderly people, during its attacks on Gaza.