In Gaza tunnels were destroyed by Israeli forces who claimed all were used to move weapons and destruction into the country. But vital aid also was shipped into Gaza through the tunnels.
The means to rebuild and restore so many damaged buildings and businesses is not available in Gaza.
The people need urgent supplies and they need the resources to rebuild.
They have lived in a virtual bomb site since the war ended. An uneasy peace has followed.
The people of Gaza still live in what is to all intents and purposes a large open-air concentration camp. One border is the sea but Israel police that border too.
Israel has rebuilt but Gaza is stuck in time.
Russia Today is one of the few publications reporting on the situation in Gaza one year on.
Children traumatised from the war live in fear.
Monday Save The Children tweeted "Save the Children UK ✔ @savechildrenuk A year on from deadly war, children in #Gaza’s hardest-hit areas still show signs of severe emotional distress > http://ow.ly/P8mMi" [the link is to a briefing shown below]
DOWNLOAD THIS BRIEFING (PDF)
It is a document well worth reading as it highlights the day to day trauma of children in the region.
While Israeli kids may have faced some trauma it is nothing compared to how the children of Gaza lived and continue to live.
“Why do Gaza’s children have no rights? Why can no one feel our pain? I want one human to come and live in Gaza just for two hours. I don’t want him to stay for a day, just two hours to feel what we feel,” a 14-year-old boy from Gaza told the group [Save the children] by phone, “Our future is gone.”