‘‘My family is completely destroyed, we have no more hope in life.’’
With growing food, fuel and power shortages, civilians struggle to survive in a country torn apart by warring militias.
As ignorant armies clash by night, civilians bear the brunt of a collapsing economy.
Life in the Sinai is now defined by curfews, checkpoints, house raids and arbitrary arrests.
A sense of malaise plagues activist circles, with energies largely spent supporting the thousands in prison.
At least six shelters have been hit since the conflict began, killing dozens of civilians.
“I saw a massacre,” says one survivor, “There were heads off bodies, shoulders half torn, hands gone, chests opened.”
At least sixteen Palestinian refugees seeking shelter were killed, more than 200 were wounded.
Two weeks of conflict made crossing borders too difficult to arrange in time. They may have had a chance if they had gotten out.
Nearly ninety people were killed by Israeli forces today, most of them in one of Gaza’s poorest and most crowded neighborhoods.