“The bombs started falling at about 6 am in my area of south Beirut, where I lived with my wife and four children,” says Hasan. “There was no warning. I was at a printer’s shop, where I work. My family were at home. I rushed home – buildings nearby had been damaged but the flat where we lived was all right.”
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“I’m originally Palestinian, living in the southern village of Ghaziyeh,” says Aynaya. “It was about 9am and was working in my accounting office when a bomb hit a bridge next to our building. Everyone was suddenly screaming in panic, and I fainted. When I recovered, I went home where I lived with three brothers, my sister Abeera and her two children.
“It was about 11am when the shells came crashing into my village of Aitaroun, near the Israeli border,” says Naziah. “I live with my parents, my wife, my two sisters, my brother and his two children. We grabbed a few clothes and some of our ID cards and drove away as quickly as possible.
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