Tagged: Airstrikes

Three Brothers Slowly Recover from Shrapnel Burns, Unaware of Their Mother’s Death Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Three Brothers Slowly Recover from Shrapnel Burns, Unaware of Their Mother’s Death

Sadness and shock were all I could feel when I entered the hospital room of the three Wahdan children, all seriously injured by an Israeli airstrike. The Wahdan family was one of the many that fled from border areas in Gaza in search of safer shelter only to be followed by Israeli warplanes.

on August 14, 2014
The Suffering of Displaced Gaza Residents at UN Schools Testimonies
Ala’a Hammouda

The Suffering of Displaced Gaza Residents at UN Schools

The war went on for more than a month, the longest and harshest war the Palestinian people have witnessed. Innocent people were killed, houses were bombed, and people are still taking shelter at United Nations schools. For them it’s the only place where they can stay.

on August 12, 2014
The Destruction of Sha’af, Gaza Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

The Destruction of Sha’af, Gaza

"After nights of watching the shelling of eastern Gaza City from my apartment window, I was able to visit one of the most heavily bombed areas on August 5 during the ceasefire. I was shocked by the scenes of destruction in Sha'af."

on August 11, 2014
Gaza war takes its toll on business and jobs News Roundup
Reuters

Gaza war takes its toll on business and jobs

Palestinian businessman Hatem Shammaly paid $2 million a year ago for a tile factory near Gaza City. Now the once profitable business is buried under rubble after Israel bombed it.

on August 8, 2014
A Boy at Play in Gaza, an Israeli Missile, a Mourning Family News Roundup
Jodi Rudoren and Fares Akram, New York times

A Boy at Play in Gaza, an Israeli Missile, a Mourning Family

Sabah Dawawsa was in the kitchen on Friday morning frying the chicken livers her 10-year-old son, Ibrahim, had requested for the after-prayer meal. With Palestinian rockets having resumed at the 8 a.m. expiration of a 72-hour cease-fire, followed by Israeli airstrikes, Ms. Dawawsa said she had told Ibrahim to stay in the house, in Gaza City’s Sheikh Radwan neighborhood.

on August 8, 2014
Child killed as Israel resumes airstrikes across Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Child killed as Israel resumes airstrikes across Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck multiple targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a 72-hour ceasefire agreement ended at 8 a.m, killing a child and injuring 15 Palestinians.

on August 8, 2014
Testimony from Gaza: A 12 Second Phone Call Testimonies
Anonymous, Welfare Association

Testimony from Gaza: A 12 Second Phone Call

"A phone call. A 12 second phone call, to be more precise. A 12 second phone call has put 10 entire families on the street. A 12 second phone call forced grandmothers and grandfathers to abandon their home of 50+ years, the home where they raised their children, and where their children raised their children."

on August 8, 2014
Gaza conflict hits children especially hard News Roundup
Yousef Al-Helou and Jennifer Collins, USA Today

Gaza conflict hits children especially hard

Gazan children picked among the rubble of their former homes during a three-day cease-fire, searching for toys and notebooks that may have survived the four-week bombardment of the coastal territory.

on August 7, 2014
As Gaza Death Toll Tops 1,800, Dr. Mona El-Farra Mourns Loss of 9 Relatives in Israeli Strike News Roundup
Democracy Now!

As Gaza Death Toll Tops 1,800, Dr. Mona El-Farra Mourns Loss of 9 Relatives in Israeli Strike

Early Friday morning, an Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis in southern Gaza killed nine members of the El-Farra family, including five children. The house was apparently hit by a rocket, causing the family and their neighbors to run onto the streets. Another rocket or missile reportedly struck the household’s members as they were fleeing.

on August 4, 2014
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