My name Mohamed Eldous, and I’m from the Gaza Strip, Palestine.

I’m a member of BDS Movement and I’m studying at al-Aqsa University in Gaza.

It’s been two years since the last Israeli war against Gaza. The war was instigated by the Israeli occupation as always.

Israeli strikes targeted civilian houses, institutions, gardens, and even UN schools.

The seven weeks of war badly affected the psychological and emotional well-being of the people in Gaza.

At the moment the war started, Israeli forces started killing and shooting civilians, including women and children, without any mercy.

My own experience in that war was awful. Israeli forces fired on our house, and our neighbours’ houses.

I lost my cousin, and some of my friends and relatives during the savage assault. After twenty two days of the war, Israeli forces shelled our supermarket – the source of our family’s revenue.

Because of the loss of income, and because still now there is no support for us to rebuild our supermarket, I started looking for work, alongside my university studies.

So it is a hard life for us in Gaza. And now at the end of my university studies, I would have liked to complete my master’s degree outside of Gaza, but I can’t, because of the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza strip for more than 10 years.

I call on everyone to boycott Israel and support us

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