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Palestinian crisis: Said
Staff at all three universities in Gaza City have been paid. But there's been no real improvement for the government employees.

Said Abdelwahed
Name: Said Abdelwahed
Lives: Gaza City
Occupation: Al-Azhar University professor

Some students can't pay the fees. Most are managing, but it is hard.

What I am scared of is conflict between Hamas and Fatah.

Yesterday, mortar rockets were launched from in front of where I live towards the preventative security department. They hit the building and six people were injured.

When you feel that the place where you live has turned into a battlefield, it's scary.

I haven't really seen this before. This happened at 11 o'clock in the morning.

Nobody can tell who will win the power struggle. I'm concerned about the layman in the street, not about who is going to control the street.


Fatah is trying to bypass Hamas' authority and legitimacy through the prisoners' referendum. It's also doing this through President Mahmoud Abbas' plan for his presidential guard.

Can a city like Gaza endure such armament on the streets? I just wonder. People are feeling frustrated and are losing hope.

A great number of wealthy people are moving out. Every day you hear about someone who has sold his business and moved to Sudan, Dubai or Morocco.

It's bad news. They see no chance for a better life. People who leave are cowardly and self-centred.

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