My family in Gaza tells me: We can’t breathe – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz.com

His words were trembling in that email, his feelings chaotic. He was saying that there’s no hope, it’s too late, and everything is dead. He wrote, “The war is coming, and I am beginning to believe that I am going to die before I even experience living. I haven’t established a family. I haven’t accomplished much, and my only hope is to venture out and leave this prison, but will I ever be able to?”

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My absent-mindedness was interrupted by my friend on the phone. He declared: “Wallah, if the Rafah crossing opened tomorrow, everyone would leave. And pushing to the head of the queue would be Hamas!”

My family in Gaza tells me: We can’t breathe – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz.com