A family in Gaza is eating the remains of vegetables and smelling the smell of meat from the bones

A Palestinian family from Gaza is eating from the remnants of the Gaza Strip and the smell of meat from the bones.


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But the door of the house continued, but the hearts of the children were afraid. Immediately the door was opened to see from the fire. The owner of the house asked their mother to pay the accumulated rent, accompanied by a number of threats to expel them. If they did not save the rent and the words hurt her heart: "I am Benskn Neswan"; the situation that happened a few days ago embarrassed the mother in front of her neighbors in the camp "beach" in Gaza City.


Between the alley of Shati refugee camp, west of Gaza City, Kahil lives alone with her 10 children in a rented house, covered with asbestos, from a dark, dark interior, as if the sun does not touch the bodies of her young children. In the winter the children and their mother race with the rain, but it is a race of a different kind. They put dishes or time under each hole so that the water does not flow into the rooms. When they are filled, they spill out of the house.

The children, like the neighbors, thought that we were Agathi's team, not a journalist. The eyes of the children when he let us into the house turned back, thinking that there was a surprise for them, as it happens. In many cases, but this story may occur what the children wish and their message to the concerned and the order, to lift this family out of poverty, and the quagmire of suffering, who will meet the appeal?! A question I imagine in the eyes of every child I met with them, hiding every smile mixed with sadness that they tried to show us, I imagine in the voice of hunger reflected by the features and structure of their bodies.


A dilapidated house

On a quick tour of the house, I realize the extent of the suffering, and my floor is furnished with a torn "mat". I do not know how many holes there are. There are only two plastic chairs in the front hall, so we did the interview. The children are crammed into one of the rooms. There is no game played by Nour or her brothers, who are deprived of playing and deprived of a decent life in the face of the harsh conditions in Gaza, as one of the consequences of the Israeli blockade.


Wadih Wadih and his brothers: Mona, Iyad, Abeer, Sondos, Nour, Asaad, Youssef, in one dark dark room, close their eyes every night to a dream they wish to achieve a decent life or to adopt. In the morning, in that room, the dampness of the walls was consumed and the paint was removed. The younggers brothers slept on mattresses that were not enough for them, emptied the house of a refrigerator or washing machine, ate what they were getting from the remains of bread. Vegetables are "corrupt", and so their day goes on.


In front of her children's room and around her children, Kahil released her tears of grief. She told the newspaper "Palestine", the story of her pain with life, saying with a tearful voice and features of a sad face that paintings another picture of this family: "It is no breadwinner, (..) It is difficult to support a whole family woman alone and I have no income; do not know what to do? I was thinking of the house on the street after the accumulation of rent on me and the constant demands of the owner of the house awkwardly in front of neighbors.


Reality and dreams of childhood


We asked the child Wadih (9 years), who is collecting the remains of vegetables from the treatment of owners of prostitutes with him, as soon as he heard the previous question, ran away from his eyes tear and followed by another and flooded his eyes by saying, trying to wipe his tears: "The spirit of the spirit," and then goes to the welding to collect "bones" scowling the smell of meat from the remains of bones, "the smell of righteousness and not lack," as his mother says, the child put his hand on his eyes in a faint voice, reflecting tears that flowed from him and his sorrow: "Myself, I am the costume of boys who are land ... I live their life; I buy and buy a house. "


Abeer, 10, returned from UNRWA school exams. She looked exhausted. This girl and her brothers went to school without money or food. The girl did not hide what she felt when she ate her colleagues before her. She only had to cry in front of that scene. The school is hard on her heart, so she has to ask permission from school after the school break to keep her hunger from the remnants of the food of her collections.


Near her stands Mona (15 years old), a slender child who body shows the bones of her hands. She suffers from skin stiffness (growth without bone growth). She needs creams to moisturize the outer layer of the skin. She suffers from pressure of the coronary artery. Sometimes she stays with her illness and adapts to her condition. Fortunately for her, the house is devoid of any mirror so she can not see her slow growth and the bones that appear clearly in her hands. "I am the same as the two girls, I eat eating and I am helped." Mona, Wadie, and Abeer to a hand that meets what they wish? Or will she live in this bitter reality without any solution?

The unemployment rate in Gaza, the end of 2018 to 52%, and exceeded the poverty rate of 80%, according to government data and rights.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Monday that "more than half the population of the Gaza Strip depends on food aid provided by the institutions of the international community."

She pointed out that 620 thousand people in the sector are suffering from extreme poverty and can not meet their basic food needs and live on less than $ 1.6 per day.

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