Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gaza Survivors Pause Grieving to Mourn Robin Williams

JABALIYA, Gaza — (TYDN) Survivors of the 1,900 dead in the latest Palestinian-Israeli conflict paused their grieving here Tuesday to mourn the suicide death of comedian Robin Williams, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.

Many of the tens of thousands here who lost loved ones along the Israeli border, where at least 10,000 homes have been destroyed by rocket fire during the latest Israeli offensive, said they were absolutely shocked that the Oscar-winning actor took his own life Monday.

"I really loved him in Good Morning, Vietnam," said Asmaa al-Ghoul, as he searched the rubble that once was his house where his wife and four children lived before an errant Israeli shell killed them all. "Nobody did it better in drag than Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire. It's a tragedy all around."

Asmaa al-Ghoul contemplates life without Robin Williams at his shelled house. Photo: United Nations/TYDN
Mental health experts feared the onset of a humanitarian crisis resulting from widespread depression throughout the region. All across the landscape, survivors were seen wailing uncontrollably over the loss of Williams.

"This could be worse than the gloom and doom I saw in the Somalia food distribution centers that set in when Whitney Houston overdosed a few years back," John Jasonian, an aid worker with CARE International, said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews.

Meantime, officials from Hamas and Israel, already meeting in Cairo to broker a truce, announced Tuesday a day of mourning and a 24-hour cease fire out of respect for the Williams family.

"Our fighters know what it's like to lose a loved one," Hamas said in an exclusive statement to TheYellowDailyNews.

Williams, 63, was found dead Monday at his luxury home in the exclusive town of Tiburon, just north San Francisco. A preliminary investigation found the cause of death was suicide due to asphyxia.

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