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Youmna El Sayed on what life in Gaza has really been like since 7 October

Al Jazeera journalist Youmna El Sayed has reported from Gaza for more than a decade.

She was in Gaza on 7 October when Hamas attacked southern Israel and then remained in the territory covering Israel's assault on the strip.

In this in-depth conversation, she discusses what life was like in Gaza whilst she was there. From waking to the sound of rockets being fired into Israel on 7 October, to then finding herself and her family forcibly displaced five times in the ensuing bombardment as she covered the war.

She speaks about the scarcity of food and water, losing colleagues who were killed, needing to evacuate her family while fearing for their lives, literally stepping over the remains of dead bodies, and so much more

Through all of the above El Sayed continued her work as a journalist for Al Jazeera until she and her family managed to evacuate Gaza to Cairo, where they are presently living.

She also speaks about the challenges that now face her and her family and the residents of Gaza as many of them face a future where they do not know if they will ever be able to go back to their homes which now lie in ruins.

UNAPOLOGETIC is a show that unapologetically looks at the life, times and views of some unapologetic and not so unapologetic humans. Hosted by Ashfaaq Carim
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