Friday, January 09, 2009

Gaza Bombing affects Illinois family


For Immediate Release
January 8, 2009
Contact: Amani Media 708.601.3713


CHICAGO, IL - Mr. Adel Filfil, a salesman who lives in Northbrook, grew up in Gaza, and just came back from visiting family there a week before Israel launched it’s latest attack on Gaza. He says he just found out that one of his nephews was killed and another was injured in the latest string of bombings on Jabalia in the Gaza strip.

“My nephew was shot in his neck and killed by the Israeli army man when he went looking for food for his family. Another nephew was injured when an Israeli air strike missile hit the mosque where he, his father and four brothers were praying on January 6th. ”

Mr. Filfil says he’s been so worried about the dangerous situation, that he can’t even sleep thinking about his family.

“Not even one house in Jabalia is left without destruction. My sister’s family of seven are living in one room after one side of their house was bombed and using wood as the only source of heat for warmth and cooking. They don’t know when or where to get any humanitarian relief. ”

Everyone is suffering in Gaza, Filfil says “I can’t do anything for them but pray this is going to end soon. The situation in Jabalia was not much better when I was there two weeks ago. With the siege on Gaza, the electricity, water and gas were out most of the week.”

Mr. Adel Fifil will be available for interviews at the Press Conference.

Press Conference: Situation in Gaza
Friday, January 9, 2009
3:30 PM
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St.
Chicago, Illinois