Overwhelmingly supported by the people, the Israeli leaders launched a new operation on July 8th, 2014 with the aim of destroying Hamas and its rockets. Gaza was bombed day and night during 51 days. On the Palestinian territory of 360 km2, 1.8 million people were trapped in the hell of war. According to the United Nations, more than 50,000 Gazans have lost their house, 30,000 others whose dwelling is considered uninhabitable.
Even before the conflict, the economic situation was dire, the unemployment rate over more than 40%, a financial dependency on the international community and no future for young people. The majority of the infrastructures is destroyed: some neighborhoods have been razed to the ground. How do they get up and continue to live with dignity and resist?
Fady Al Sheik Yousef // Gaza
Amani Qassem // Gaza