By Steve Hendrix, we publish the article are courtesy of The Washington Post.
To enter Gaza now is to enter hell.
On Saturday night, I crossed the broken fence between Israel and Gaza in the back of an Israeli military jeep. We were allowed to go quickly but without the lights on.
Before the border, I managed to notice a car cut with buttons. It was about hundreds of civilian vehicles that were attacked by Hamas militants on October 7th when they passed through that same fence.
They mark the gateway to war.
Shortly after we entered Gaza, but ran along roads lined with rubble, the first destroyed buildings appeared. Some were left with silhouettes without windows, others were just piles of betónových trosiek.
Deeper into Gaza I saw more closely arranged ruins. Just a few weeks ago, this was a problem for the city’s neighborhoods, but now you would be hard-pressed to find an intact building here.
Regular explosions rang out on the nearby Hor ridge. With every kilometer passed, the smell of dust was intensified
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