More than a year after the war ended, tens of thousands of refugees are still unable to return to their homes. In spite of the $4 billion pledged by the international community for reconstruction, much of Gaza still lies in ruins. About 4,000 houses were completely destroyed and at least 50,000 damaged. Due to the lack of cement, UNRWA has launched a project to build 120 mud-brick shelters for the homeless and other buildings.
Lubna Toman, a Kashmiri womans’s advice to Israel:
“When the uprising started, India knew the militants were going to come from the youth, so they granted them free access to the universities. All the young people left Kashmir, and this crippled the uprising. Israel is doing the exact opposite by closing Gaza.”
Read more: Stuck in the mud by Catrin Ormestad (Haaretz)