13 December 2019

Free, scarred and barred from talking


When Abdullah Abu Jabin , 26, called me to sit with him by Gaza’s sea in time for sunset I didn’t hesitate.Abdullah had been my neighbor in Jabaliya refugee camp. He was also the younger brother of one of my best friends.Mostly, I was hugely curious to hear him tell his story. After all, at the time of the call, he had only been free for a couple of months.Abdullah was among four members of Hamas’ armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, abducted by unidentified gunmen in the Egyptian Sinai in 2015 [...]