Author Archives: Rawan Yaghi

About Rawan Yaghi

Rawan Yaghi is an English Literature student, blogger, and writer, living in Gaza. She is from Masmeyya- Palestine. Her blog is http://wresist.wordpress.com/

Life under the F16s in Gaza

Rawan Yaghi describes life in Gaza under the constant threat of Israeli F16s: I was fourteen when the AbuSelmeyyas’ house was attacked by an F16 air strike. My body shivers as I write this. The attack killed the father and mother and seven of their children, Nasrallah 4, Aya 7, Yahya 9, Eman 12, Huda 14 who was my classmate in primary school. I wasn’t allowed to see any news about the attack. I heard from my brother that day that the bomb was directly dropped on the room where the mother and the children were. I also heard about their body parts being found in the buildings next to their house. I was only fourteen. What did I know.

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Living under drones in Gaza

Israeli drones in Gaza now carry out “warning attacks” in which they partially destroy a building to warn occupants to evacuate within three minutes. Terrifying

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Here, in Gaza

Rawan Yaghi describes life in Gaza under Israeli assault.

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Burned, grandma

Rawan Yaghi tells us the story of an Israeli setter attack on a Palestinian family over Eid holidays thru the eyes of one of the child victims.

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Happy Eid, from Gaza with love

In Gaza, people celebrate. Yes, Gaza celebrates. Piles of all kinds of candy are spread everywhere on sidewalks in markets. Different kinds of fresh fruit, toys, snacks, Eid cookies. In Gaza, like so many other places in the world, kids … Continue reading

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A wall

The sky was halfway eaten by the wall, and the sun was no better

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Top Prize Mondo Award Winner, Gaza Series: ‘From Beneath’

This morning we’re rolling out two more Mondo Awards for inspiring work published over the new year 2 months back. Today we feature two young writers from Gaza who wrote for our Gaza series, Gaza Two Years Later. Rawan Yaghi’s … Continue reading

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Gaza Two Years Later: From beneath

I didn’t even know if my eyes were open. After a big mess everything seemed so calm I could sense the dust covering my face, the only part I could feel. I could feel my breath hitting one of the … Continue reading

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Gaza Two Years Later: A little girl

Editors’ note: The following is the first entry in a series we’re running called Gaza Two Years Later. We have asked Gazan bloggers and writers to reflect on the two-year anniversary of the Israeli attack on Gaza in the winter … Continue reading

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