Author: Salsabeel Hamdan
Born in 1993, “Sal” moved to Gaza when she was about 17 from the UAE. She struggled and still is struggling to fit into the extraordinary life of Gaza. She earned her bachelor's degree in English language and literature and now is working as a trainer and translator.

One of the many consequences of the 12-year Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip is the prevention of the reconstruction needed following past wars on the strip. This has prohibited thousands of families in Gaza’s eight refugee camps from having their homes repaired—forcing them to live in dilapidated, unsafe structures. (More…)