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In 2002 I visited Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. We filmed Peter Hansen from the UNWRA as he inspected the ruins of homes bulldozed by the Israelis in retaliation for something Hamas had done. We were shot at twice while we were there.

Rafah

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse07 Jan 2018

A tree grows there:
Its roots hidden
Beneath rubble,

Its tough leaves
Stubbornly green.
Shots, crack-thump close:

As we go
Children throw stones
Playfully.