MEMBERS of the York Palestine Solidarity Campaign say they fear for safety of friends in Gaza as the region comes under attack from the Israeli military.

Carol Pearman, a York resident, said a young girl she knew in Gaza had written on Facebook that a shell had exploded just outside her home.

“A few years ago, that same girl was part of a troupe of Palestinian dancers who visited York and danced in Parliament Square,” said a campaign spokesman.

He said srikes had already killed a Palestinian military leader and a number of adults and children.