Gazan Youth Journals From The Warzone: Wishing That The Clock Could Turn Back

02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Freelance journalist Safa Joudeh lives in Gaza City and in the past two weeks her home has become a warzone. She has been keeping a journal since the first day of the war.

December 27th, 2008

It was just before noon when I heard the first explosion. I rushed to my window and barely did I get there and look out when I was pushed back by the force and air-pressure from another explosion.

What followed seems pretty much surreal.

Outside my home, which is close to the two largest universities in Gaza, a missile fell on a large group of young men. We've all been warned not to stand in groups as it makes for an easy target, but they were waiting for buses to take them home. Seven were killed, four college students and three young men.

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