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Two months after Israel's military offensive, Palestinians in Gaza are still living through the trauma

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A family of four sons, two daughters, and both their parents has been homeless since 12 May when their apartment was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on their six-storey residential tower block in Al Naser neighbourhood north of Gaza City. Raed Subaih, 45, is the head of the family. "We feel as if we are beggars when we seek the rent for our temporary home," he told me.

His family's temporary isn't far away, "but it is in very poor condition." He received $2,000 from the government in Gaza immediately after his apartment was destroyed. "We could only afford some of the basics such as mattresses, blankets, and kitchen appliances," he explained. "However, the destruction of our house was not only a material loss. Yes, we lost our home, our documents, and our furniture, but all of these can be replaced, even if slowly and after a great deal of suffering, but our memories and our happy times could not be replaced. The suffering and trauma cannot be erased."

Death toll in Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip keeps rising…- Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Death toll in Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip keeps rising…- Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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