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Gaza survivors recount hours trapped under rubble

The Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip has destroyed hundreds of houses and buildings, leaving many to stuck under rubble that rescuers are ill-equipped to move.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Riad Eshkuntana, 42, recalled exactly where he was at 1 a.m. May 15 in his rented apartment on the third floor in the Abu al-Auf building on Al-Wehda Street in central Gaza City.

He was standing on the new red rug he'd bought along with other Ramadan ornaments to make the apartment festive for his children, three girls and two boys, as well as his wife during the Muslim holy month.

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