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In Gaza, strikes hinder access to wounded, say health workers

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Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Hamas by sending in tanks and troops late Thursday after becoming increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza on its cities, especially following Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Hamas by sending in tanks and troops late Thursday after becoming increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza on its cities, especially following Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

The regular shelling of Gaza has made it difficult to get medical attention to the wounded, say health workers.

The regular shelling of Gaza has made it difficult to get medical attention to the wounded, say health workers.

Women and children accounted for most of the wounded people arriving on Sunday morning in the emergency room in Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, said the group Doctors Without Borders, or MSF. The group said its team continued working, following heavy shelling overnight and in the morning in the city’s Ash Shuja’iyeh neighborhood.

"We've already had a few families that have come to the clinic to stay there because their areas are not safe," Sarah Wozniack, a nurse with MSF, told Take Two.

Wozniack has been working in Gaza for the past six months and joined Take Two via Skype from Jerusalem.

"Just two days ago, I received a call from one of our physiotherapists, who said, 'I can't come in to work. My home was just hit by a rocket.'"

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