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Life inside Khan Yunis

A firsthand account of the intense shelling of Khan Yunis, which left scores of civilians dead and houses turned to rubble.
Relatives of Palestinian man Hussien Abu al-Naja, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 28, 2014. One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid al-Fitr was marked on Monday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left battered by three weeks of merciless fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamists. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNRES
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KHAN YUNIS, Gaza Strip — Magdolene Kodeih, a 27-year-old mother, thought that her baby Nadim had died. His head was covered in blood after the bombing targeted a house in the village of Khuza’a, where they were taking shelter along with more than 80 others. After checking on Nadim, Kodeih discovered that he was still breathing, and that the blood was that of the injured woman next to him.

On July 24, Al-Monitor interviewed Kodeih who was standing in line at the Nasser Medical Center in Khan Yunis, carrying Nadim in her arms and waiting for news about the rest of their relatives.

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