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Sa'eed al-Hadad relates bombing of al-Batsh home in Gaza City with no prior warning, which killed 18 family members

I live in a-Tufah neighborhood in Gaza City. Right across from my house, on the other side of the street, is al-Batsh neighborhood. The al-Batsh family lives there in four or five buildings with two o

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

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

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

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

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

Kafr Qadum: Soldiers plaster notices with photos of four minors, incl. witness below, to deter demonstrating and throwing stones

Raed Shteiwi, 14 I’m 14 and half years old. I’m in the ninth grade in the Kafr Qadum high-school. I’m the eldest son in my family and I have three siblings. We live at the western end of the village,

‘Ali (13) and Maysaa (10) Abu Haneyeh, residents of a-Nuseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, barred since 2007 from visiting their father

‘Ali Abu Haneyeh, 13 I’m in the seventh grade at a-Nuseirat Boys’ School. I live with my mother and my sister Maysaa, who is ten years old, in the a-Sawarha area, south of a-Nuseirat Refugee Camp. My

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

Testimonies: Grad rocket hits Beersheba apartment building, 20 November 2012

On the morning of 20 November 2012, the seventh day of Operation Pillar of Defense, a Grad rocket landed near an apartment building in Beersheba, in southern Israel, extensively damaging a vehicle and