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Inside Gaza Day 2: A Personal Account

Jerusalem-based blog Israelity Bites has been covering the attacks on Gaza through the eyes of a young woman living there. Blog writer Izzy Bee says the Palestinian woman, named Safa, has been able to get power for her computer and writes this on day 2:

My parents, siblings and cousins who have been staying with us since their home was damaged the first day of the air raids, had been trying to get some sleep. We all rushed to the side of the house that was farthest. Hala, my 11 year old sister stood motionless and had to be dragged to the other room. I still have marks on my shoulder from when Aya, my 13 year old cousin held on to me during the next 4 explosions, each one as violent and heart stopping as the next. Looking out of the window moments later the night sky had turned to a dirty navy-gray from the smoke .

Read all of Safa's post here.

In Safa's account from the first day, she wrote:

I've never seen anything like this. It all happened so fast but the amount of death and destruction is inconceivable, even to me and I'm in the middle of it and a few hours have already passed.

Read all about Safa's first day here.