Hey, this is Hamza from the Gaza Strip. As you can see around me, there’s no electricity, as the bombardment of the Israeli occupation outside my house is still ongoing. I want to give you a little update of my day. It’s a day like the rest of the typical days I’ve been living during the Israeli attack.
The water has become like gold. We hardly find clean water, and I’m afraid of some epidemic. Bread has become a precious thing; it’s the most important thing for us nowadays. Bread has become a precious thing; so whoever owns it is rich. We are queuing for over six hours to get bread at a bakery, and when our turn comes, we may find the bread is over.
And also, our internet communications are cut off 90% in Gaza, so we can’t even call an ambulance. For the twenty-third day in a row, the electricity was cut off and the hospitals were out of service due to the lack of power. And, you know, I don’t know the condition of my friends and loved ones, due to the lack of internet. And furthermore, because the Israeli occupation cut off all telecommunications in Gaza for two days, we couldn’t even call an ambulance.
Really a horrible situation. They want us to cut completely with the world and [unintelligible] Gaza in the ocean. No one knows what is happening at all inside or outside.
We eat once a day, and sometimes we find no food.
But, you know what? We are strong, no matter how much the wind blows at us. So I hope this message reaches you out from Gaza.
Editor’s note: This video was submitted by Hamza Ibrahim to his mentor, who transcribed it, on Nov. 1, 2023.