Tagged: Testimony

Little Evidence of Reconstruction Visible in One of Gaza’s Most Damaged Neighborhoods Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Little Evidence of Reconstruction Visible in One of Gaza’s Most Damaged Neighborhoods

Shojae'a, which is one of the largest neighborhoods in Gaza, was also one of the most intensely bombed during Israel’s summer offensive. Before the attacks, more than 250,000 Palestinians lived there. Now, months later, few voices can be heard in the streets. Some of those whose properties were partly destroyed in Israel's bombings returned to live in what remained of their homes.

on January 20, 2015
Testimony from Gaza: Shot by Israeli Forces and Left Bleeding for Hours Testimonies
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Testimony from Gaza: Shot by Israeli Forces and Left Bleeding for Hours

Forty-four-year-old Gaza farmer Shehda Al-Najjar tells the story of how he was shot and left bleeding for hours by Israeli forces in July.

on October 17, 2014
Living in the Aftermath of Israel’s Assault on Gaza Testimonies
Hamza Moghari

Living in the Aftermath of Israel’s Assault on Gaza

Many of the Israeli attacks launched on Gaza this summer targeted innocent civilians inhabitants who lost their basic rights, homes, and in thousands of cases, their lives or the lives of their family members. Gaza is now in ruins once again, its people still suffering heavily even though the bombs have stopped.

on October 3, 2014
Testimony from Gaza: Witness to a War Crime Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Testimony from Gaza: Witness to a War Crime

Omar Mohammed Shaheen, a father of four, describes what it was like returning to his neighborhood in Beit Lahiya, Gaza after taking shelter in an UNRWA school during Israel’s latest assault.

on September 26, 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
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
Expecting to Die at Any Moment in Gaza Testimonies
IMEU

Expecting to Die at Any Moment in Gaza

“I’m talking to you and I’m expecting to die at any moment. You can’t imagine how hard life is here now,” says 24-year-old Ala’a Hammouda from Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza. “Bombs are everywhere. Everyone is a target for them. Children, old people, mosques, schools. You don’t feel safe anywhere.”

on August 4, 2014
Even the Pictures Testimonies
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.

on July 28, 2014
Testimony from Gaza: Bread Can’t Wait Testimonies
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.

on July 26, 2014
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