Mohammed’s book tries to tell the human stories behind the figures.

“The book is based on people that I met, events I have survived and attacks I have seen with my own eyes,” he explained.

“The international media has dealt with people killed in the Gaza Strip as numbers. But who are the Palestinians?

“There are the mothers, there are the children, there are the fathers. There is the little girl who got stuck, and her body needs to be dug out of the ruins of her destroyed home. And her brother is alive underneath the rubble—but they can’t get him out under the heavy bombardment of tank shells.”

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