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Scottish leaders in-laws, trapped in Gaza, return to Scotland after weeks of bombardment

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Scottish leaders in-laws, trapped in Gaza, return to Scotland after weeks of bombardment

Published November 05,2023


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Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf stated Sunday that his in-laws, who’ve been trapped within the Gaza Strip for weeks amid the continuing bombardment of the besieged enclave, have now returned to Scotland.

Sharing a photograph of his household on X, Yousaf wrote that he’s happy to say the mother and father of his spouse, Nadia El-Nakla, are secure and again dwelling.

“We are, of course, elated, but my father-in-law said, ‘My heart is broken in two, and with my mum, son & grandchildren in Gaza.’ He then broke down telling me how hard it was saying goodbye to them,” he added.

Yousaf stated that their ideas stay with those that can not depart and are trapped in Gaza, reaffirming that they’ll proceed to boost their voices for peace and “to stop the killing of innocent men, women & children in Gaza.”

“This has been a traumatic few weeks. I can’t begin to tell you the impact it has had on Nadia and our family, particularly my in-laws,” stated the primary minister.

On Friday, Yousaf stated he was “hugely relieved” that his spouse’s mother and father had been capable of depart into Egypt by means of the Rafah border crossing, as Israel allowed some twin nationals and other people needing medical care to go away the enclave after weeks of residing below Israeli assaults.

Yousaf’s mother-in-law, Elizabeth El-Nakla, and her husband, Maged, had traveled from Scotland to Gaza previous to the present battle, which started on Oct. 7, to go to a sick relative within the Palestinian enclave.

Last week the Israeli military expanded its air and floor assaults on the Gaza Strip, which has confronted relentless airstrikes since a cross-border assault by Hamas on Oct. 7.

The loss of life toll on account of Israeli assaults on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7 is 9,770, together with 4,800 youngsters, in response to the Health Ministry in Gaza.

Nearly 1,540 Israelis have been killed.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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