Children about war: ‘My heart stopped with fear’

There has been a lot of news about violence and fighting in Israel and the Palestinian territories for almost a week. We spoke to two girls who are experiencing it up close: Menna lives in Gaza and Chava lives in Israel, near the border with Gaza.

The house of Menna and part of her district was destroyed by bombing by the Israeli army. She was home when the bombing started, but she got out in time.

Chava was scared, too. She feared that one of the many missiles fired from Gaza on Israel would come to her home.

Chava and her family left their home and went to a safer place. For Menna, it‘s impossible to flee from Gaza. The small area is completely sealed. That’s why she‘s hiding in a school.

In the video you’ll hear more of Chava and Menna.