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Will there be time to recover?

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell Back in Gaza city late last night, we met by the sea to welcome back A, who returned through the Rafah border the day before, after his kidnap off a Gaza fishing boat by ...

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Back home in Jabalia

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell This morning is the second that I woke to quietness; no shelling from the sea. E and I went today to see our Jabalia friends, F’s family. They are back in their house, one ...

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Temporary shelters in Jabalia

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell Many people in Gaza are now homeless due to Israeli attacks on their communities. Temporary shelters are springing up across Gaza.

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Words & Images

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell In their own words: It’s going to be a terrible war. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day…If we don’t kill, ...

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Amer’s story: They killed me three times

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell 22 January 2009 Ramatan TV, nine floors up and open 24 hours, was the last bastion of internet during the strikes. We knew the place because we got asked in for interviews, and then ...

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Reem’s Story

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell Today I met with my friend Reem. She is 21 and works with Mercycorps, and we met when she came to interview me after I arrived on the initial FreeGaza trip. She was so ...

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First views of Attattra, northwestern Gaza

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza On January 18, the first day that Israel stopped most of the bombing all over Gaza (navy shelling continues to this moment), after learning that my friend’s father was alive in eastern Jabaliya, I went ...

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Jan 18: At the Samouni house

Sharon Lock | ISM Volunteer The planes are still buzzing overhead, but there have been no explosions near me today. However this supposed ceasefire from Israeli’s side since 2am does not seem to have extended to Beit Hanoun, where there ...

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Waiting

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza Today was the first day that medics and journalists were able to reach areas occupied by the invading Israeli troops. Palestinians by this point, by weeks ago, were desperate for any semblance of a normal ...

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Saturday January 17 – Starting again

Sharon Lock | Tales To Tell Let me start with the good news. I found it surprisingly destabilising having to evacuate the hospital. Since the strikes began, I have spent more nights here than anywhere else, and it began to ...

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