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’, a personal account from Rasha writing from Gaza as the violence unfolds.
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.
Rasha N AbuShaaban* Around two million people live in a small area of this world called the Gaza Strip. Gaza is actually a part of Palestine, and even though I am from Palestine, when someone asks me where I’m from, I say I am from Gaza. This is because […]