An Eyewitness to Everyday Horror

What is life like for Palestinians denied freedom of movement, where scores of new born babies have died at checkpoints? For two million people trapped on a tiny set of land contaminated by raw sewage and facing water shortages?

This article was originally published by Americans for Middle East Understand (AMEU) in its magazine, The Link.

The author, Rawan Yaghi, is a Palestinian woman from Gaza. She graduated from Jesus College- Oxford, where she studied Italian and Linguistics and at which she was awarded the first Junior Members' Scholarship, a student lead initiative to fund the studies of a student from a country in crisis. She is a Gaza-based writer. Fiction, journalism, and languages are among her interests.

The Checkpoints

 Said Al-Yaaqoubi, left, waiting at Rafah Border Crossing. His story is told in this article.

Said Al-Yaaqoubi, left, waiting at Rafah Border Crossing. His story is told in this article.