Palestinians in Gaza sift through damage ahead of Blinken visit

We want to live in this world without martyrdom,” she said, with her children and grandchildren around her. “Maybe one month, two months, two years, five years. She soon realized, however, that everyone had made it through.”God wants to keep us alive because we’re kind,” she said.More than 4,000 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and cities during the conflict, killing 12. Hundreds of thousands of people have been left without clean running water. Thank God we’re still alive,” she told CBS News, gesturing at the ruins of her former living room.Israel says it only pursued militant targets with its airstrikes on the impoverished Gaza Strip, but the collateral damage has shattered livelihoods and destroyed homes. And that’s exactly what Abu Amsha hopes for.”Praise be to God, who wants us to live in this world. First published on May 24, 2021 / 6:42 PM 01:52

Gaza — Hayem Abu Amsha’s house has been destroyed twice. First, she had to rebuild after the war between Gaza and Israel in 2014, and now an Israeli airstrike, dropped on a nearby building during the recent 11-day conflict, has toppled it again. 

“Imagine if my children or grandchildren had been killed. After her house collapsed, Abu Amsha thought all her children had died. Palestinians in Gaza sift through damage ahead of Blinken visit to the region

By Holly Williams, Haley Ott and Justine Redman

May 24, 2021 / 6:42 PM
/ CBS News

Inside Gaza’s destruction after conflict with Israel

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