Israa is originally from Yarmouk refugee camp. Together with her parents and her two brothers, she fled from the camp in 2012. Like thousands of others, the family has been displaced repeatedly in the years that followed.
“Not only did I come back and repair our home in Ein el Tal, but I also recovered from a stroke! I was told that I might never walk again, but now, I’ve cultivated a garden, even in the face of danger from explosive remnants of war.
“My sense of belonging to the UNRWA Galilee School is very strong, because I was a student there. This strongly motivated me to participate in this initiative and invite other colleagues to participate in it.