Laila Balhum, a humanitarian and human rights activist in Gaza, describes her feelings of “fear” and “injustice” when the area was hit by an Israeli airstrike.
To Gaza, We are always joking about the fact that we shouldn’t ask “what can be worse”. It seems that we are always proven to be wrong.
However, the situation worsened unexpectedly, killing innocent people.
Last week we prepared Eid, bought chocolate, the kids got new clothes, and the mother was cooking Eid cookies.
This would have contributed to making happy memories. Memories replaced by images of destruction, fear, and death.
The fact that what is happening again because of our failure in the international community makes it even worse. We celebrated Eid with us, knowing that hundreds of innocent people who died many times before and this time may be alive now.
We are afraid of the night every day when we hear the increasing number of people killed. Like them, the worst targets and airstrikes happen. When I see women and children running, screaming, and turning houses and buildings into dust.
My niece looks around, thinking that she lives in the profession where I was born. While they are in their first year, I’m heading towards my forties, but we’re still suffering from the same injustice.
You feel sad and frustrated because it wasn’t better for you when you think you’re trying to make the world a better place for them.
No one feels safe in Gaza, and there is no safe place in Gaza.
There are no shelters and no place away from airstrikes. And this is the feeling you have with you all day while trying to understand what you are experiencing.
We have failed and forgotten for decades. That is why we survive this madness again.
The lives of generations of young people and children are shaped by loss, fear and injustice.
These are the lost generations and we only saw what normal life would look like through the screen. It is a generation that can breathe while waiting for the sun to rise every night.
Israel states that it will only attack targets, including a group of Gaza extremists launching hundreds of rockets in Israel. It is said that they are energetically working to avoid casualties of civilians, such as advance warnings and evacuation opportunities.
“We are afraid of the night”: Gazan survives “madness” again Life under Israeli bombardment | British News
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