In 2012, Mohamed Abu Aisha took part in a US peace camp with Israelis, but now he wonders if some of them are flying the warplanes overhead in Gaza.
Standing in the Tuffah neighbourhood in eastern Gaza City, the 17-year-old stares at the devastation left by an Israeli strike in which 18 people were killed on Saturday night. The target appears to have been a Hamas police chief, but the missile killed a significant number of his extended family, with two rockets slamming into the home of a cousin he was visiting shortly after prayers.
“It is a disaster,” says Abu Aisha, who lives two streets away. “The blast was so big that our house shook. All the dust and debris came in through our windows – we can’t close them because otherwise they shatter when there are air strikes.”
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