Last week, UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, tweeted this shocking fact:
This is a point powerfully made in this video posted by the Popular Committee Against the Siege.
It features Shaima Ziara (Twitter @ShaimaZiara), a student at the Islamic University of Gaza, which was itself bombed during Israel’s assault last summer.
“People had high hopes” that after the end of Israel’s 51-day assault, which killed more than 2,200 people, “things will become easier,” Ziara says.
But with Israel’s siege tighter than ever, she adds, “we’re here to remind you that Gaza is still suffering from a catatrophe that is way more severe and grave than 51 days of war.”