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Difficult Ramadan in Gaza

Posted in Everyday life in Gaza, Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, Siege, Videos with tags , , , , , on 04/09/2009 by 3071km

Date published: 4th September 2009

Source: Al Jazeera English


For the last eight months, Abu Hassan and his family have been living in a refugee camp after their home was destroyed during Israel’s war on Gaza.

Since the war ended in early January, life has been a daily struggle for many families like Abu Hassan’s – their situation now made even worse during the month of Ramadan.

Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin visited one such camp where even the simple act of breaking fast has become a daunting task for hundreds of refugees.

Gaza’s school children still struggle after war

Posted in Everyday life in Gaza, Videos with tags , , , , on 17/05/2009 by 3071km

Source: Al Jazeera English


Hamid al-Mallahi studies under a streetlight when it works, walks an hour or more to school and sleeps in a tent that could collapse at any moment.

More than four months after Israel’s 22-day offensive on Gaza, life for the 14 year-old-is similar to that of thousands of other children still living in makeshift camps.

Al Jazeera’s Casey Kauffman reports from Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza.


Posted in Everyday life in Gaza, Gaza, Gaza reconstruction, Operation Cast Lead, Pictures with tags , , on 20/04/2009 by 3071km


The War was not enough to demolish their house but the rain and winds came off and uprooted their vulnerable tent where he and his family got refugee after the end of the last Israeli war in Gaza. Most of the people who lost their homes have suffered the ravages of the recent war and the bitter cold in their tents, however, they are still having hope of rebuilding the war-ravaged houses.

If you thought about having a walk in the streets of Gaza these days you will see the numbers of camps that were set up after the end of the war, and this clearly indicates the horror of the Israeli war against the innocent people and civilians. Not even their homes were able to protect them and their children from the Israeli shells and the heavy machine guns.

We must remind that the reconstruction of Gaza did not start yet, and this augurs well for the true disaster that will occur on the sector over the next few days.