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Fayzeh a-Loh on being forced to flee her home in northern Gaza with her children; their previous home was destroyed in Operation Cast Lead

I live with my husband, Maher 'Ata a-Loh, 55, in a one-story house in al-'Atatrah neighborhood in Beit Lahiya, close to the border with Israel. We have eight children and they all live with us: Mahmud
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Ety Levy, a single mother of four who lives in Ashkelon, southern Israel, describes life in fear under rocket attacks

I've lived in Ashkelon for six years now. I live with my four children in a state-subsidized building. The bomb shelter in our building is locked because of a disagreement between some tenants. We ask
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Bilal al-Astal recounts bombing that killed 9 in Gazan café, where he and others were watching a World Cup match

Searching for bodies in the sand the day after the airstrike. Photo: Fares Akram, 10 July 2014 Yesterday, Wednesday 9 July 2014, after I ate the meal that breaks the Ramadan fast and prayed the a-Tara
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Muhammad Shahin recounts bombing of al-Hajs’ home, Khan Yunis refugee camp; 8 members of al-Haj family killed

Muhammad Shahin , police officer On Thursday, 10 July 2014, A little after 1:00 A.M., my family was already asleep. I was lying in bed watching the soccer World Cup semi-final between Argentina and Ho
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Testimony: Avi Adaf of Sderot describes rocket hit on a neighboring home used for child day care

Rocket hit on home, Sderot, 3 July 2014. Photo: Amir Cohen, Reuters Two Thursdays ago, on 3 July 2014, at about 8:30 in the morning, a rocket hit my neighbor’s house. On that day, the house was being
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Muhammad Hamad, 75, resident of Beit Hanun, relates how bombing killed his family members in their yard

In the evening, especially during Ramadan, we usually sit outside near the entrance to our house. We have two sofas there. On Tuesday evening, 8 July 2014, I was sitting there as usual with my wife, R
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'Abd a-Rahman Abu Rajelah, a farmer from the Gaza Strip, describes the effect of the military's shooting near the perimeter fence on his family's livelihood

'Abd a-Rahman Abu Rajelah, 61 My brothers and I own 10 dunams [1 hectare] of land in eastern Khuza'a. Two dunams [0.2 hectares] are forty meters away from the fence, two are about 250 meters away, and
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Testimony: Living in Gaza in the shadow of hostilities: Amani Nawajha, 30, eight-months pregnant and mother of toddler

I am eight months pregnant. We – my husband, Ayman Muhammad al-Jabali, 40, my two-and-a-half year old daughter Rama and I – live in an apartment building in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood. Since the fig
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Testimony: Iyad Abu Khusah, a year-and-a-half-year old toddler, killed in bombing while playing in yard of his al-Bureij home with two 4-year-old cousins, both injured

Sarah Abu Khusah, 65 I live with my four sons and their families in a residential compound east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. My house is in the eastern part of the al-Bureij refugee ca
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Testimony: Samaher Qdeih, 28, was killed in her yard in an air strike. She is survived by a two-month-old infant daughter, 17 November 2012

Naji 'Awad Qdeih, 50 I am married to two women and I live in the a-Sheikh a-Radwan neighborhood in the village of Khuza’ah, east of the city of Khan Yunis. There are two apartments in my house. My fir