#GazaUnderAttack | Documenting death: The man who counts the bodies in Gaza

# NEVER FORGET THE PALESTINIAN HOLOCAUST

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Islam Times | July 28, 2014

Palestinian volunteers at Gaza City Inside Ashraf al-Qidra’s cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel’s devastating 20-day military operation.

Palestinian volunteers at Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital load a body bag with the remains of children on a stretcher, on July 21, 2014, after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City

With over 1,060 people killed and more than 6,000 wounded, counting the dead is a full-time occupation for the 41-year-old spokesman for Gaza’s emergency services.

Since the operation began on July 8, Qidra has been sleeping just two hours a night on a mattress in his office, his staff updating him round the clock on the latest victims of the Israeli offensive, his phone constantly ringing with journalists seeking details of the latest toll.

He lies down for a rest, but his much-needed siesta is swiftly…

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