An aid worker living in Gaza has been sending in blog entries to the nongovernmental organization he works for, reporting on the dire situation his family and fellow Gaza residents are experiencing amid an Israeli military drive that has reportedly killed more than 1,000 so far, the international NGO’s Japan branch said Thursday.

Jawad Harb, a Palestinian who lives in Rafah with his wife, six children and 86-year-old paralyzed grandfather, has been working with CARE since 2002, managing a program supporting women’s centers in Gaza. But with the recent Israeli incursion to stop the Hamas rocket attacks on its territory, he has been forced to cease all operations.

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