Israel-Hamas war: in Gaza, Eid al-Adha under the sign of hunger

Israel-Hamas war: in Gaza, Eid al-Adha under the sign of hunger
Israel-Hamas war: in Gaza, Eid al-Adha under the sign of hunger

If Eid El Adha is synonymous with celebrations and hearty family meals for Muslims around the world, for Palestinians displaced in the Gaza Strip, the story is completely different.

In one year, the lives of Palestinians have been completely turned upside down. This year, families cannot celebrate Eid El Adha as they should, since the area has been the scene of the conflict between Israel and Hamas since last October. The inhabitants encounter difficulties in feeding themselves on a daily basis and according to the UN, the risk of famine is imminent.

For Um Fadi Shonnar, a refugee in southern Gaza, the situation has become unbearable: “The war has lasted a long time and we can no longer bear this situation. Our homes were destroyed, psychologically and financially we were destroyed. We live in tents. Disease, poverty and hunger have wiped us out. We adults are tired, so what about the kids? For our sake and that of our children, the war must end,” she confides.

A little glimmer of hope

According to data shared by the World Health Organization, the situation is more than critical. More than 8,000 children under five have already been treated for acute malnutrition.

This Sunday, an announcement from the Israeli government brought a small glimmer of hope. A daily truce of 11 hours was established. This will take place every day until further notice and should help increase the volume of humanitarian aid entering Gaza.

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