Nine Days in Gaza

“You never get used to the sound of bombings,” Rahf Hallaq tells us on today’s episode.

Ms. Hallaq, an English language and literature student, lives in the northwestern area of Gaza City, where she shares a home with her parents and five siblings. She turns 22 next month.

We talk with Ms. Hallaq about her life, her dreams and what the last nine days have been like in Gaza.

Guest: Rahf Hallaq, a 21 year-old English student and resident of Gaza City.

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Background reading: 

  • In Gaza, an ordinary street, and extraordinary horror, as missiles thunder in.
  • As fighting enters its second week, it is being defined by civilian casualties, undiminished rocket fire and airstrikes, and by historical tensions erupting into unrest. Here’s what to know about the conflict. 

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