Daly City grandmother escapes Gaza, lawsuit against U.S. officials dropped

A Daly City grandmother has escaped besieged Gaza, and her lawsuit against top U.S. officials has been dropped, her lawyer said Monday.

U.S. citizen Nawal Alghalayini, 81, traveled in August to visit her childhood home in Gaza with her son, according to her lawyer Ghassan Shamieh.

Alghalayini became trapped in Gaza after Israel began bombarding it in response to an attack early last month on Israel by Hamas, which controls Gaza and is deemed a terrorist group by the U.S., Canada and the EU. Israeli authorities say Hamas killed more than 1,400 people and took some 200 hostages. The Gaza Ministry of Health said Sunday that Israel’s attacks on Gaza have killed more than 9,700 people.