Politics

Israel Is Denying My Children a Future

By Fadi Abu Shammalah

Produced by Vishakha Darbha

As Israel’s military demands that people leave the northern part of the Gaza Strip, Fadi Abu Shammalah, a Palestinian resident, asks, “How many Gazan families will be obliterated?”

In this audio essay, recorded from a refugee camp in Gaza, Abu Shammalah shares his experience trying to evacuate his wife and young children while bombs destroy homes and apartment complexes around them. He urges the international community to intervene on behalf of civilians like them.

Read Mr. Abu Shammalah’s guest essay here.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available midday on the Times website.)

Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; Photograph by Mohammed Abed/AFP, via Getty Images

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This Opinion short was produced by Vishakha Darbha. It was edited by Kaari Pitkin. Mixing by Isaac Jones. Original music by Isaac Jones, Pat McCusker and Sonia Herrero. Fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker. Special thanks to Shannon Busta, Kristina Samulewski, Alison Bruzek and Derek Arthur.

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