|Letters from Gaza (19) ...Is the War Really Over?|
|19 January 2009|
They say that the war on Gaza has finished. Today was the first day of the ceasefire, the first day that I returned to 'normal' life.
|Letters from Gaza (18) ...From a Meaningless Life to a Meaningless Death|
|06 January 2009|
The sky is still blue as I remember. I haven’t seen it since three days. I almost forgot how beautiful it looks on a sunny day in winter. I wish I could walk on the beach and enjoy some peace.
Three days ago, I moved to the house of my husband‘s family with him and our children. We left
|Letters from Gaza (17) ...Migrations Within the Camp|
|31 December 2008|
My children and I were very frightened by the sound of the airplanes and the bombings, so we decided to stay a few nights with my husband's family.
|Letters from Gaza (16) ...Gaza Under Fire|
|27 December 2008|
The air is heavy in Gaza, full of anger, grief and sadness. The sound of warplanes make the air even heavier. This is Gaza on the first day of the Israeli air assault.
|Letters from Gaza (15) ...Home Sweet Home|
|04 December 2008|
Home for all of us is the place where we can find peace, comfort, and love. As a third generation refugee, it was always hard for me to forget the stories of my parents about their homeland, and to accept the camp as my home.
|Letters from Gaza (14) ...Scene at a Checkpoint|
|19 October 2008|
Gaza is a place of extremes and contradictions. The warmth of family moments against the backdrop of a siege; the cruelty of violence and the tenderness of parenthood. The reason for my musings is the memory of a scene at Erez checkpoint.
|Letters from Gaza (13) ...Seeing the Dome of the Rock|
|13 August 2008|
Even though the Gaza-Jerusalem trip only takes about two hours, for me and for many other Palestinians in Gaza, it's like a window suddenly opened to let in fresh air. It's a sensation I may never again experience.
|Letters from Gaza (12) ...Out of Gaza!|
|07 July 2008|
Last week for the first time in ten years I had the chance to get out of Gaza – only for one week. But for me it was a lifetime.
|Letters from Gaza (11) …Forever Refugees|
|04 June 2008|
On the 20th of June, the world will commemorate World Refugee Day; a day not only for Palestinians but also for all refugees whose lives have been disrupted by war and injustice.
|Letters from Gaza (10) …Water and the Summer in Gaza
|04 June 2008|
In Gaza, everything is the opposite of how it should be. With the hot summer days approaching, I’ve found myself unable to cope with the idea of not going to the beach with my kids.