World Bulletin / News Desk
After Israel's 22-day assault, Gazans are trying to go back to normal life with the help of many civil society organizations from all around the world.
One of those NOGs, MAZLUMDER, Turkish human rights group, went to Gaza to probe violations during Israeli bombings and assault.
MAZLUMDER Istanbul branch chairman Ayhan Kucuk and a group of activists visited Gazans and talked to them about what they suffered during the bombings and ground invasion.
During a phone interview with World Bulletin`s Bilal Öylek, Ayhan Kucuk, said MAZLUMDER contacted Gazan government to collect documents about bombed schools, hospitals and mosques.
"Local human rights groups are doing essential works in Gaza" said Kucuk.
"Despite Israel refusal, there are strong evidences that Israel used phosphorous bombs in here", he said.
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Ayhan Kucuk also described the scene in Gaza during the interview:
"So many Palestanians died in here, the ones, who can survive, could not find even the remains of their homes. Israel army bombed the houses, and when the retreated Israeli tanks and bulldozers ride over those houses to flatten them to ground. Dead bodies are in this debris. Palestanians who want to go back to their houses after the truce, could not find them where they were. Israel even changed the map of neighborhoods. Even animal farms were flatten out".
Kucuk talked about the dreadful situation in Gazan hospitals by saying only badly injured people are treated in hospitals because of bed shortages.
Despite the problems on the border crossings, Küçük said, aid is slowly arriving in Gaza and different organizations are distributing those aids to Palestanian people.