“Look for Another Homeland” Forced Evictions in Egypt’s Rafah

Source: Human Rights Watch
Author(s): Unknown

Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/report/2015/09/22/look-another-homeland/forced-evictions-egypts-rafah


“I myself used to make food and tea for the soldiers and they came and sat in the shade of our olive tree when the sun beat down on them … My mother told me: ‘The tree is your responsibility. I fed you from it and raised you on it. Even in times of war, we lived from its oil when nobody could find food.’ Now there’s nothing I can do but hold the tree and kiss it and say, ‘Forgive me, mom, what can I do.’” – Hajja Zaynab

Between July 2013 and August 2015, Egyptian authorities demolished at least 3,255residential, commercial, administrative, and community buildings in the Sinai Peninsula along the border with the Gaza Strip, forcibly evicting thousands of people…

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