In pictures: Gaza's Samouni Street

'Everything was beautiful'

"We have cleaned up a lot here. You couldn’t even walk the road on foot before," says Helmi.

"This area used to be a very beautiful green area. Lots of our relatives in Gaza City wanted to come and live here. Everything was beautiful.

"This road is called Samouni Street. We got it from our fathers and grandfathers. There used to be buildings and farms – this used to be our mosque."

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