The Masawabi family fled Iraq and came to Gaza after the father was shot dead on his doorstep.
But though the trauma they lived through in Baghdad is still fresh in their minds, Hajja Haniya and her daughter Hanaa feel safe now.
|Hanaa Masawabi, left, said in Iraq she live in|
fear of her children being kidnapped
Haniya said: "We fled after my husband was killed. My daughter and her husband were also threatened. There was no place for us anymore.
"We didn't flee from the people. Our neighbours cried for what happened to us."
Like most Palestinians from Iraq, all they had were refugee travel documents that expired. Now, they have no travel documents and no passports.
Hanaa went through a hellish journey to get to Gaza.
In Cairo, Egyptian authorities would not admit her into Egypt while Iraq would not receive her back because her stay permit had expired.
Caught between two countries she was deported back and forth for 19 days.
Countless interventions later, she and her family were finally allowed to make it to Gaza.
Hanaa said: "I'm finally settled. I used to live in fear that they would kill my husband or kidnap one of my children. Now I can sleep at night without fear."