JERUSALEM - The sound of gunfire crackled over the phone as the teenage girl hid in the car and spoke. An Israeli tank was near the vehicle as she and her family were trying to heed Israel's call to evacuate their home in Gaza.
Israeli troops were firing on the car, the teen said in terrified calls to her relatives and to emergency services. Everyone in the vehicle was killed except her and her 5-year-old female cousin, Hind, she said.
''They are shooting at us,'' 15-year-old Layan told the Palestinian Red Crescent. ''The tank is next to me.''