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Gazan Children Play Among Ruins as Israeli Bombs Rain Down on Eid

HeadlineApr 12, 2024

Israeli attacks across Gaza have killed dozens of Palestinians over the past day, including in the Nuseirat refugee camp, Gaza City and Rafah. Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike killed Rudwan Rudwan, the head of the Jabaliya camp’s police force, who oversaw the safe travel of aid truck convoys in northern Gaza. Like much of the Gaza Strip, Jabaliya has been left in utter ruins by Israel. Children are forced to play among the rubble.

Magd Dahman: “We built this game because all of our toys have been destroyed, and our houses have been destroyed, and there’s nothing for us to play with except this pipe.”

Mohamed Abu al-Qomsan: “As you can see here at the Jabaliya refugee camp, mass destruction. There isn’t an atmosphere of Eid or the joy that comes with it. As you can see, children are playing on the rubble and rocks, and I am entertaining them.”

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