It's almost a shock for me watching the news about the bombing of another high rise building in the west of Gaza... I'm living in one of the high-rise buildings close to the beach... The circle of destruction is narrowing and coming closer.
It’s been three days since Israel’s deadly attack on my cousin’s home and I still haven’t been able to go to Khan Younis to mourn with my surviving family. The Israeli bombing is ongoing and it’s difficult and very dangerous to travel 18 miles from where I’m living and working in Gaza City. Today Israel announced a ceasefire and I wanted to go to Khan Younis.
I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living in Gaza, luck means how close to you the bombs fall from Israel’s tanks, planes, or warships. Some hours it’s raining bombs. Americans say “It’s raining cats and dogs”. In the new Gaza idiom, we say “It’s raining bombs and shells.”
What is more heartbreaking than displaced, hungry, thirsty, injured, terrified, unsafe kids? This is all the children in Gaza on their special feast day.
There is heavy shelling everywhere against Gaza city. I moved with my freinds to a relatively safer place. There ere successive airstrikes, artillery shelling and warship missiles against the Gaza port and surrounding areas. This is close to where I live.
I ask you why all this excessive use of power? It is not about Israel's security. It is the nature of occupation.
MECA team with help of Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip visited and distributed milk, food and hygenic kits to 678 familes at UN schools during the humanitarian ceasefire on Saturday. Here are a few photos from our visits. We have added hygiene kits after treating many children and famlies at the Red Crescent and hearing about the health risks at the schools and finding so many children with diarrhea and severe dehydration.
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