The war affected me. January 22, 2009
Nasser: "The war affected me. My grandparents and parents always told me about wars but I did not believe that it would be that bad. Now I understand. I learned to be patient and tolerant. I learned not to complain especially because sometimes we do not have too many choices.
Life is not about a house that was damaged. January 20, 2009
Nasser: "My parents are back home. The house is clean. We replaced the broken windows with plastic sheets. Parts of the house are burnt so we will have to fix this somehow. We still sleep in two safe rooms just in case something happens, but we can go out and work.
We started to see all the damage and I realized that there are people suffering more than I do. January 19, 2009
Nasser: "We started to see all the damage and I realized that there are people suffering more than I do. Those who live close by the border had to leave their homes, many of them died as well.
The last two days before the ceasefire were very difficult. January 18, 2009
Nasser: "The last two days before the ceasefire were very difficult. The Israeli soldiers were about 800 kilometers away from my home. The sound of bombing was so loud, we could not go out of our homes. Now it's quiet, and after going out, we are seeing the destruction."
Just like any other country, Gaza is part of this world, and people should care about what is going on in Gaza. January 14, 2009
Nasser: The situation is better today. I could sleep from 1-7 a.m. There were some bombings this morning and that is what actually woke me up.
I just hope that nothing else happens. January 13, 2009
Nasser: "Last night there was a lot of bombing, but it is quieter during the day. All the trees in our garden were burnt yesterday. I just hope that nothing else happens.
Today, I went out and everything was damaged and broken. January 8, 2009
Nasser: "Tonight, my brother and I spent the night at our home; we were alone in the safest room. At 2 a.m. the shelling started.
We were staying at my aunt's house when the bombing started. January 6, 2009
Nasser: "We were staying at my aunt's house when the bombing started. We couldn't sleep because it started at 11 p.m. and continued until 9 a.m. Now, we can't go out at all because the bombardment is so random. We are very tired of all of this.