The people of Gaza did not have enough time to rest or relax, to rebuild, and to begin anew. Operation Cast Lead in 2008/2009 was followed two years later by Operation Pillar of Cloud and in the summer of 2014 by Operation Protective Edge. Traveling through the different areas of the Gaza Strip for a whole day feels as though one is driving through a Hollywood set. Perforated houses, ashes and rubbles became the stereotypes of the Gaza Strip – and reality reinforces them. Meanwhile, life goes on here. Humans must find some normality in their day-to-day lives in the midst of this destruction.
© Lissy Kaufmann