We have to believe that peace is the only solution. January 22, 2009
Haitham: "[Because of the war] I started to view the governments of other countries differently. It seems they think that the civilians and the victims are not real human beings. And so I do not believe in their role.
It will take ten years until we rebuild Gaza. January 21, 2009
Haitham: "Life is getting back to normal, but institutes and banks are still closed. People are worried about their houses and are fixing the damages. It's miserable.
We came back home yesterday. January 19, 2009
Haitham: "We came back home yesterday. There are bullets in the walls, the glass is broken along with other things, so we are trying to repair the damage in order for my parents to come back. There are so many changes. People are going back to their homes.
I hope this war ends really soon so that we would have peace. January 16, 2009
Haitham: "It is quiet right now, we go used to the war, it has become part of our routine. At least now we can leave home during the daily cease fire, so I visit my grandparents everyday.
Every morning I pray that this war would end really soon ... January 13, 2009
Haitham: "Too many people are staying in the same place with us (25 people) so there are a few difficulties with that, we are very bored and tired of all this. So we are trying to sort things out and manage things at home.
I just wish that all this would end really soon... January 9, 2009
Haitham: "We are all terrified; we are staying at my uncle's house now. A house very close to where we are currently staying was bombed right in front of my eyes; I looking out of the window and I saw the rocket hit the place.
Our family had to leave the house on a very short notice. January 7, 2009
Haitham: "Our family had to leave the house on a very short notice. We were not able to take anything with us. Now we need blankets and medicine and fuel and..."