A member of a Palestinian civil defense team on a boat evacuates a resident from a flooded area following heavy rains in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP/Adel Hana)
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Two Palestinian babies have died due to cold weather in the Gaza Strip, an official said Saturday, as winter storms lashed the region.Gaza's civil defense service said that dozens of homes in the coastal territory, already ravaged by last year's war with Israel, were flooded in the brutal storms that brought freezing rain and gale-force winds.More than 100,000 Gaza homes were destroyed or damaged during last year's 50-day conflict and UN welfare officials say that 17,000 displaced people are still living in schools.
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