Category: Gaza Strip

Diary from Gaza: Gaza, The City that Never Sleeps

Botched Israeli army operation in Gaza and Rockets fired to Israeli territory by Hamas have triggered sharp escalation in violence in Gaza in November 2018. People of Gaza have witnessed two of the bloodiest nights since the 2014 war. As fresh truce seemingly takes hold to end this latest round of violence, Rasha wonders for how long that relative calmness will last.

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Gaza War Diary – Fasting whilst under Fire

Alochonaa continues to present Gaza War Diary written by Rasha from Gaza. Rasha continues to share with the wider community the ongoing situation in Gaza, with each diary entry focusing on how the ongoing violence is impacting ordinary Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. In this entry Rasha highlights the added difficulties for Palestinians fasting during the holy month of Ramadan under a period of hostility and fire.

Gaza War Diary – Day Six & Day Seven

Tension has been escalating between Israel and the Gaza Strip following the murders of three Israeli teens in the occupied West Bank and a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem over the last two weeks. The state of Israel has since launched operation ‘Protective Edge’ against the Gaza Strip. Palestinian fighters have responded with rocket attacks against Israeli cities. This is the ‘Gaza War Diary – Day Six & Seven’, a personal account from Rasha writing from Gaza as the violence unfolds.

Gaza War Diary – Day Five

Tension has been escalating between Israel and the Gaza Strip following the murders of three Israeli teens in the occupied West Bank and a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem over the last two weeks. The state of Israel has since launched operation ‘Protective Edge’ against the Gaza Strip. Palestinian fighters have responded with rocket attacks against Israeli cities. This is the ‘Gaza War Diary – Day Five’, a personal account from Rasha writing from Gaza as the violence unfolds.

Gaza War Diary – Day Two

Tension has been escalating between Israel and the Gaza Strip following the murders of three Israeli teens in the occupied West Bank and a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem over the last two weeks. The state of Israel has since launched operation ‘Protective Edge’ against the Gaza Strip. Palestinian fighters have responded with rocket attacks against Israeli cities. This is the ‘Gaza War Diary – Day Two’, a personal account from Rasha writing from Gaza as the violence unfolds.

Love, Hope and Happiness in Gaza

Gaza is perhaps one of the most dangerous places in the earth to live. Lives here are torn apart in politics, conflict and blockade. It is rare that we hear positive news from Gaza. Even from this hopeless situation, our regular contributor Rasha N. AbuShaaban sent us an amazingly uplifting story. A story about inspiration, hope and happiness in Gaza. A story of defying odds, a story of bravery and love.