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Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words.

On 20th July 2014, as many as 150 Palestinians were killed in Shuja’iyya after Israeli forces devastated the area.

Destruction in Gaza, 27 July
Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam – Shuja’iyya, July 2014

Read four testimonies from Shuja’iyya below.

Ahmad: “We were running before the assault and we were still running during the attack. We are not certain that we will ever stop running.”

Abdelrahman“This is my story, this is our story, the story of the devastation we face, the story we cannot forget.”

Wiaam: “We are an unarmed people: education, and the power of justice are our weapons to liberate our land.”

Anonymous“If you were slow to run, death would be your certain destiny.”

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