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Mayadah Zaqut recalls bombing that killed her husband in their apartment, and bombing of their entire building several weeks later

My husband, ‘Ahed Zaqut, was 49. He worked as a clerk in the Sports Department of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation and was also a coach in several soccer clubs in Gaza. I lived with ‘Ahed and
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Shuruq Abu Tu’eymah, mother of four, tells of her bombed home and living in an UNRWA school

I am married to Jibril Abu Tu’eymah and we have four daughters: Shatha, 6, Rana, 5, Jana, 2, and Ghina, who was born just three months ago, after we moved to the shelter. For the first seven years of
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Mu’taz al-‘Azayzeh, 15, lost his good friend in Operation Protective Edge

I’m a grade 11 student in ‘Abd al-Karim al-‘Akluk School in Deir al-Balah and live there with my family. I used to go to Rudolph Walter School, on Salah a-Din St. on the eastern side of Deir al-Balah.
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Shadi Barakeh, 12, tells of his life after losing his father and home in Gaza in Operation Protective Edge

I’m in the sixth grade and I have seven brothers and sisters. One of my brothers and two of my sisters are married and don’t live with us. We live in the al-Barakeh neighborhood near the al-Shabeh Mos
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Fatmeh Sukar, of a- Shuja’iyeh, Gaza City, tells of living in substandard conditions in a house damaged in the war

My husband, seven children and I now live in our old two-room apartment, on a-Nazaz Street in the a-Shuja’iyeh neighborhood. Before the war, we lived in a beautiful, spacious apartment one floor up fr
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Paramedic and photojournalist killed during an attempt to evacuate wounded people from a-Shuja'iyeh

Palestinian woman walks past the wreckage of an ambulance in Beit Hanoun town. Suhaib Salem, Reuters, 1 August, 2014 I work as a paramedic. On Saturday, 19 July 2014, at around 11:00 P.M., I was at wo
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Ambulance driver Rami 'Ali recounts attacks that killed paramedic 'Aaed al-Bura'i and injured team sent to rescue him, both despite coordination with Red Crescent

Beit Hanoun resident leave town during brief humanitarian ceasefire. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B’Tselem, 26 July 2014 On Friday afternoon, 25 July 2014, I was working at the medical emergency call center
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‘Abla a-Nabahin of al-Maghazi R.C. recounts bombing of her home on 13 July 2014; her sister Laila al-‘Awedat, 34, was killed

I’m a widow. My husband was killed twelve years ago. Ever since, I’ve been living with my son Yasser, who is now 12 years old, in my family’s home in a-Za’fran, a neighborhood in a rural area of al-Ma
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Shadi Taleb tells of seeing Abu Jarad family home shelled, leaving 8 dead; recounts constantly fleeing with his family for fear of bombings

The funeral of eight members of the Abu Jarad family. Photo: Suhaib Salem, reuters, 19 July 2014 Shadi Taleb tells of seeing Abu Jarad family home shelled, leaving 8 dead; recounts constantly fleeing
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ISM volunteer recounts death of Salem Khalil Salameh, 23, killed by shots from unknown source while searching for casualties in a-Shuja'iyeh, Gaza City

Video documentation of the incident, filmed by the witness Testimony of Muhammad 'Abdallah, 27 I work in the international department of the Communications Ministry and live with my parents and nine s