Throughout the Israeli offensive on Gaza, Sana Rajab and Mohamed "Abu Abed" Mughaiseeb worked at the heart of the emergency health services run by MSF. Sana, a nurse, and Abu Abed, a doctor, are first and foremost Palestinians from the Gaza strip. "Every single one of us, without exception, has suffered in this war", they explain.
Sana talks of the time she spent listening at length to an injured man. "He had been shot in the arm. Three of his brothers and his only sister had been killed. He couldn’t stop talking. I listened to him, and then kept on listening. It was very painful."
The memories keep on coming. The conversation is animated. "If we begin to remember every tragic story, we’ll never stop" says Sana.
"Young or old, rich or poor, black or white, Muslim or any other religion, we’ve all been affected," Abu Abed concludes. "So many people have been injured; others have lost a brother or a friend; and still others have had their homes destroyed... Every inhabitant of the Gaza Strip, without exception, has suffered in this war.”