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San Diego Attorney Provides Emergency Medical Relief to War Torn Gaza Strip
Date:1/10/2009

As the Palestinian death toll rises to over 700 in the conflict between Hamas and Israeli forces, the number of injured civilians in the Gaza Strip is estimated in the thousands, yet hospitals in the region are filled to capacity, and medical supplies are becoming depleted. In the face of this dire situation, San Diego personal-injury attorney Gordon Levinson has endowed the middle-eastern based organization Physicians for Human Rights with an emergency foundation grant to address wide-spread civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip.

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2009 -- San Diego personal-injury attorney Gordon Levinson has endowed the middle-eastern based organization Physicians for Human Rights with an emergency foundation grant to address wide-spread civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian death toll has topped 700 as the conflict between Hamas and Israeli forces reached its fourteenth day. The number of injured civilians in the Gaza Strip is estimated in the thousands. Hospitals in Gaza are already filled to capacity and medical supplies are rapidly becoming depleted. With a medical system already on the verge of collapse as a result of the region's closure, 1.4 million civilians are in desperate need of medical help.

In the face of this dire situation, attorney Levinson has joined with fellow directors of the Max and Anna Levinson Foundation to authorize an immediate foundation grant to be made to the non-partisan Israeli and Palestinian group Physicians for Human Rights. "I just wanted to do my part and help out, and sending in medics was the best way I could be of assistance," said Levinson.

Physicians for Human Rights was founded in 1988 by Dr. Ruchama Martin to advocate for human rights regarding healthcare in both Israel and the Occupied Territories, and is centered in Jafa, Israel. The group is comprised of both Israeli an
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