JERUSALEM: When Fatima, an Arab Israeli married to a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, fled Israel’s bombardment of the territory, she was terrified they would run out of fuel.
“We feared that the gas wouldn’t be enough. The road was deserted. All the way along, we saw devastated houses,” the 30-year-old said, speaking under a pseudonym.
Fatima left on the “very perilous” journey from Al-Qarara in southern Gaza to the Rafah crossing with Egypt on Nov. 14 alongside her 18-month-old and four-year-old children.