How a Family, Amid Israeli Oppression, Survived the Trek From Gaza City to Rafah

Grief on Gaza’s Trail of Tears

We were forced to leave our home on Nov. 11, driven out by Israel against our will. Our family had managed to survive for 29 horrendous days since Israel ordered the north of the Gaza Strip to evacuate south on Oct. 13. I think Israel can't stand the idea of Palestinians making their own decisions — part of the danger of constantly living under a brutal siege. History is repeating itself. Isn't one Nakba enough?