Walaa Ghussein

Palestinian artists paint a "stay home" mural in an awareness campaign about the spread of coronavirus disease in Gaza city, on April 2, 2020. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour/APA Images)

“Despite going through two wars as a doctor in 2012 and 2014, the fear of this experience was greater than what I’ve been through before, its terms are way more than I imagined.” Three Palestinians in Gaza – an engineer, a doctor, and a fashion designer – share their personal diaries about what has changed about life in Gaza during the coronavirus pandemic, and what hasn’t.

Our own Walaa Ghussein writes, “The challenge about being a journalist from Gaza — and the urgency to continue — is that the stories you’re telling are your own story, too. Even if we can escape war and occupation, we can’t escape our own humanity. But being able to capture it, these small snapshots of humanity, and share it with readers and supporters like you, is invaluable. If you value the essential platform Mondoweiss provides as much as I do, please support our work.”

Walaa Al Ghussein launched a GoFundMe campaign in late December to support her MA at CUNY. She recently extended her fundraising goal after she was notified the university sent her to collections. She has already raised enough money to cover her outstanding debt and registering her thesis. This last push it to pay off the creditors.