Palestinian family lives on the rubble after their home was destroyed in an Israeli raid


The Palestinian family, whose home was destroyed in Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip under occupation about two months ago, struggles to survive in a makeshift tent.

The 17-member Abu Amra family home was destroyed in attacks by Israeli forces in November 2019. The family from Gaza set up a tent with makeshift sheets and pieces over the ruins of their home to weather the cold, rainy winter after could not find another place to stay.

Gathered around a blazing fire in front of the tent, the family began here to meet its heating, cooking and dining needs.

Young children whose faces are fried but whose backs are cold are crawling on their mothers’ lap to avoid becoming ill.

Lacking enough clothing and blankets, the Palestinian family tries to spend the day in ‘clutches of despair’. While in the sunshine children generally spend the day playing around the tent.

“We want a place to shelter”

Sadly noticing the ruins of his home, Father Hamude Abu Amra wants to build a new home where he can protect against the cold his wife, 7 children, two of whom are married, 2 brides and 6 grandchildren.

“We are in a tragedy. We are trying to remove the rainwater that enters the tent at night. No one is watching and listening. We want a place to shelter. How long can we resist in this situation! Is this life human? We don’t have beds, we don’t even have clothing to protect us from the cold. We can’t even sleep properly, “father Abu Amra told Anadolu Agency (AA) about the difficult situation they are in.

Abu Amra further added that he and his wife are ill, have not been assisted by anyone, and have not been contacted by anyone to rebuild their home.


The airstrike that the Israeli military carried out on November 12, 2019, at the home of Baha Abu al-Atta, one of the commanders of al-Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihadi group east of Gaza, caused further tensions in the region.

Following the attack, which resulted in the death of Baha Abu al-Atta and his wife Asma Abu al-Atta, the Islamic Jihadi group responded with rocket fire to the Israeli attack.

As a result of Israeli attacks over two days in Gaza, 34 Palestinians lost their lives, including 8 children and 3 women, and 110 others were injured. As a result of the attacks, many houses and buildings were also damaged and destroyed.

The Islamic Jihad in a statement on November 14 announced the entry into force of the ceasefire achieved by Egypt’s mediation with Israel.


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