Hothayfa: "Yesterday between one and four o'clock when the attacks were halted I went to my friend's home, and at 3:50 p.m. the attacks were resumed so I was stuck there until 8 p.m. when my uncle took the risk and came to pick me up. My family was very worried about me because they tried to call me but the phone lines were not working and they could not reach me.
"The house we are staying at is by the sea, and this is a very dangerous area, because throughout the night the Israelis attack Gaza from the sea. My family is alright, but some of my friends and colleagues got hurt or have relatives who got injured, and one of my colleagues died.
"It is annoying; we stay in a small place, we see the same faces, we've all changed we look sad and pale, we are all frightened and worried.
"People don't believe in justice and law anymore because all of what is happening; we all believe that we deserve to have the basic rights. My grandfather who has heart problems is very worried."