07/15/2014 11:28 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

NBC News Reporter Describes What It Feels Like To Be In Gaza Right Now

"You certainly feel the toll that the siege and the impact of the previous conflicts have taken on the people here. The infrastructure of Gaza has been decimated for years. Palestinians have been suffering as a result of that blockade. You see that exacerbated even more by the past few days of the fighting and that has taken a toll on the people here psychologically. You get a sense that there is definitely a sense of deflation among ordinary Palestinians. But at the same time there is a very strong sense of resilience when people are pushed to the brink...and their back is up against the wall."

— NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin on Monday night, describing to Chris Hayes what it feels like to be in Gaza right now. The Palestinian death toll is expected to top 200 soon.

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