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Palestinians Find Their Gaza Neighborhood Barely Recognizable After Israel’s Attacks Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinians Find Their Gaza Neighborhood Barely Recognizable After Israel’s Attacks

During the brief ceasefire on July 26, I traveled to Shoja'ea, a neighborhood in Gaza that was heavily bombarded by Israel a few days prior, resulting in close to 90 deaths in just one day. Dozens of houses and streets were destroyed. It looked like everything there was a target — humans, animals, and every stone.

about 2 days ago
Inside Gaza’s Shelters Photo Essays
Lara Aburamadan

Inside Gaza’s Shelters

On July 25, the first time I left my house in 20 days since the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip began, I visited an UNRWA school full of thousands of refugees from Shoja'ea and Beit Hanoun. Families were sleeping on the ground and had nothing except the clothes they wore when they evacuated their homes.

about 2 days ago
Even the Pictures Palestinians
Welfare Association

Even the Pictures

Isra’ had her hand on her engagement ring when she entered the U.N. shelter with seven of her family members. With unstoppable tears, she was consumed with sadness – her own and that of her siblings – and the feeling of defeat that overwhelmed her fragile parents. The family entered the shelter in the UNRWA school empty handed.

about 3 days ago
Testimony from Gaza: Bread Can’t Wait Palestinians
Welfare Association

Testimony from Gaza: Bread Can’t Wait

It’s not unusual for Al-Yazji Bakery, in the heart of Gaza City, to have long lines of people stretching around as they wait to buy bread. But today, only a few were there, all watching a young man working the ovens with a bandaged eye.

about 5 days ago
Mother in Gaza: Staying Alive for Our Children Has Become a Mission Palestinians
IMEU

Mother in Gaza: Staying Alive for Our Children Has Become a Mission

“If I said life since July 7 has literally been a prison, I wouldn't be exaggerating,” says 26-year-old Hadeya Kuhail. “My husband and I have to deal daily with the issue of expecting death. What if one of us is gone? We have agreed on someone to take care of our three kids if we both die. That is our main concern right now. Staying alive has become a mission in and of itself in this war we are living under.”

about 6 days ago
16-Year-Old from Gaza: We Can’t Go Back to How It Was Before Palestinians
IMEU

16-Year-Old from Gaza: We Can’t Go Back to How It Was Before

In a yearning for the quotidian, Farah proclaims that, “Life has become boring because I haven’t set foot on the sidewalk since July 7 because it’s so dangerous. I miss seeing my friends and hanging out. Life has become full of stress and fear because of the loud noise of the bombings, because Israeli warplanes randomly bomb civilians’ houses so I feel unsafe, and it's horrible to keep listening all the time to that sound you hate: that sound of the drones.”

about 1 week ago
Executive Director of Mental Health Organization in Gaza Loses 28 Relatives in Israel’s Attacks Palestinians
IMEU

Executive Director of Mental Health Organization in Gaza Loses 28 Relatives in Israel’s Attacks

Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Executive Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program lost 28 members of his extended family yesterday when they were killed in Israel's ongoing military attacks on Gaza.

about 1 week ago
Mohamed Jabaly: Fighting for Gaza Armed with a Camera Palestinians
IMEU

Mohamed Jabaly: Fighting for Gaza Armed with a Camera

“Because of all the death and destruction I’ve seen through my camera, I have a burning desire every minute to deliver a message to the world: that we are alive and living with nothing,” says 24-year-old photojournalist and filmmaker Mohamed Jabaly.

about 1 week ago
Life on Pause as Bombs Fall in Gaza Palestinians
IMEU

Life on Pause as Bombs Fall in Gaza

“They’re bombing to the east and the north again,” says Lara Aburamadan, 22. Living on the eleventh floor of a building in central Gaza offers her a vantage point over much of the Gaza Strip. “It’s horrible. They must stop. We want our normal life back.”

about 1 week ago