Gaza Diary: Searching for Memories Amid Gaza’s Rubble

Scrounging around in what is left of their homes in the Strip's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, residents recall other wars and mourn their losses.

When Emad Obaid, 32, heard about the 12-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip a few days ago, he felt he must run to check on his house in the eastern neighborhood of Shujaiyeh, six days after fleeing it. Obaid expected the house to be damaged, but was shocked to see that it had been totally reduced to rubble.