This is the story of a family living in the Al Farahin neighbourhood of Abassan Alkabeera in southern Gaza.
Translated, filmed and edited by Fida Qishta
Language edit by ISM Rafah
The family’s home is situated extremely close to the ‘Green Line’ with Israel and subsequently has suffered many cases of Israeli military aggression. There was a major incursion into the area on 1st May 2008, which resulted in Palestinian deaths, home demolitions and widespread agricultural damage, particularly the vast destruction of olive and citrus groves. The family was terrorized during this attack and has not slept in their house since. Activists from the International Solidarity Movement began accompanying them in September 2008 in their first attempt to return to their home