Natalie Abou Shakra

"Who will hold us accountable?"

“I will never forget the image of the elderly woman whose son was dying in a hospital in Egypt. She only wanted to be with him. Crying, her hand touching the glass window of the office of the Egyptian intelligence services, she pleaded, ‘Please, please. I beg you, show mercy, let me go in.’” Natalie Abou Shakra traveled to Gaza a week before Israel’s massive attack last winter. She comments on what it is like to be imprisoned in Gaza, with its people, banned from leaving as Egypt works hand in hand with Israel to enforce the blockade.