PEOPLE in York and throughout Yorkshire have been stunned by the tragic news that their good friend Musheir El Farra of Sheffield has lost 11 relatives aged from four to 84 who were massacred in Gaza in their beds last Thursday.

Musheir is an author and runs a restaurant. He was in York recently publicising a recent book. Some 24 of his relatives were injured in the blast, and many are seriously injured in hospital. For further information see

John Bibby, Straylands Grove, York.