Humanitarian agencies are warning that crucial supplies are running low in the Gaza Strip after Israel announced a total siege on the enclave on Monday, cutting electricity; blocking the entry of food, fuel, and water; and shuttering all crossing points following Hamas’s weekend attacks that killed over 1,300 people.
Meanwhile, as Fidaa Alraj narrates, Gaza citizens are living in terror as airstrikes and bombings rain down and confusion reigns as to where and how to evacuate.
A living hell
It is 16 years since it has been blockaded, she says, and describes the past three days as “like a living hell.”
“Last night, I honestly didn’t believe we would live to see the sunrise in the morning. It was a horrific night. Nonstop bombings, crazy airstrikes, bombings from the sea, from the land, from the air, from everywhere, so that you lose direction,” she said.