Doctors, journalists, former Israeli prisoners and others meet up at Ahmed Alfaleet’s school to learn the neighbor’s language – whether enemy or friend.
Despite the large number of people killed, the spirit of strength and steadfastness is palpable in the streets of the Strip.
Scrounging around in what is left of their homes in the Strip's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, residents recall other wars and mourn their losses.
‘Every time I passed this school while driving, I prayed that I wouldn’t be back here again. Yet not everything you want happens.’
Do you know how it feels to know that your life is worth nothing only because you are Palestinian?
I haven’t slept for a second as the explosions have surrounded our home, yet the international community seems to be paying no attention to us.
Winter in Gaza used to be about watching TV and roasting chestnuts; now it's a fight for the shower during the brief time we have electricity.
M.'s family fled the fighting in Syria, only to end up in the Gaza Strip one month before Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense. 'Man can never escape his destiny,' says M.'s wife.
Despite loosened restrictions, Gaza fishermen struggle to eke out a livelihood. Concerns abound over diminishing fish stocks and arrests by the Israeli navy.
Gaza journalist describes the atmosphere in the coastal enclave when the UN voted on upgraded status for Palestine, and expresses regret at Fatah supporters who are 'celebrating the loss of their rights.'
Gaza journalist describes the treacherous last 24 hours before Hamas and Israel agreed to halt fire; 10,000 Gazans already been displaced.
Gaza journalist describes life in the coastal enclave under Israeli attack: 'We went to sleep early to spend as much time in bed as possible, before the loud explosions resume. At least, for now, our house wasn't damaged.'
Gaza journalist describes the atmosphere in the coastal territory as 'ghost' town, writes that at Jabrai's funeral, she saw proof that Gazans have a strong immunity against any Israeli threat or attack.