I am trying to leave the country. January 23, 2009
Fairouz: "I used to be frightened, but after the first two weeks of war, I was not scared anymore. I was careless. I don’t think that there will be a solution for this situation. I am trying to leave the country.
People are somewhat optimistic. January 21, 2009
Fairouz: "Life is back to normal. People go out, shops are open. People are somewhat optimistic. I went out yesterday and today. I called Mercy Corps office to check if they were working the next day. I also spoke with the leaders of Global Youth Connectivity and we met at the office.
We hope this war ends really soon. January 18, 2009
Fairouz: "The situation is much better. We are still staying with another family. We are worried about our home though. My parents went to our home today and found out that there is some minor damage.
The area is very quiet... January 12, 2009
Fairouz: "Yesterday the bombing was very close to our area and was random; it was really loud as well. We could not sleep, the bombing even started early last night, but usually during the day it's quieter.
We could not sleep last night. January 11, 2009
Fairouz: "We don't go out of our home, even during the short cease fire; we do not believe in it because there were several times when the Israelis killed people during that time, they might wait until all people are out and they would attack them.
Today my parents and I went to our home... January 7, 2009
Fairouz: "Today my parents and I went to our home; we changed clothes and brought a few things. We will be staying away from our house because the places around it still may be bombarded anytime, so it is not safe to be there. The situation is deteriorating every day."
Last night at 3:20 a.m. January 6, 2009
Fairouz: "Last night at 3:20 a.m. our neighbors informed us that buildings close to our home will be bombarded and that it wasn't safe for us to stay. We grabbed our ID cards, money and some bed covers and went to a nearby park where all the people were gathering.