As a top UN official in Gaza accuses Donald Trump of using aid as a political weapon, fears of a major emergency are growing

In November 1948, Khadija Hijjo and her family fled Israeli forces advancing on the village of al-Jura, close to what is now the Israeli city of Ashkelon.

“We had land, we grew grapes and strawberries and dates, and we used to sell them in Jaffa,” she says. “Then, when we came to Gaza, we slept on the ground … you had all your furniture, and you left without anything.”

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