In pictures: Gaza's Samouni Street

'It could collapse'

"I was trying to live here, but I found the walls were moving. At any point it could collapse," says Helmi.

He says he rented a house during the fighting while Israeli forces took his over. "But we couldn't continue because we can't afford it.

"When you see it like this it is very tidy now. When I first returned I didn't even recognise it. The Israeli soldiers had been defacating everywhere - they put it in plastic bags."

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