I was outside with my friends [during the recent clashes] and we were going to see another friend in Gaza City.
On the way there a car came and picked us up and took us to a building.
"There was a whole bunch of guys wearing Fatah clothes but I realised they were actually Hamas... they started asking 'who are you with?'"
Aladean, Palestinian student
When I looked inside there was a whole bunch of guys wearing Fatah clothes but I realised they were actually Hamas.
They started asking me and my friends: "Who do you work with, who are you with?"
I said: "I'm not with anyone", but one guy asked me: "Why not?"
Then one friend of mine, who looked at their uniforms and thought they must be Fatah, said he was with Fatah, and they started beating him up.
One man asked me again, are you with Fatah?
I said no again, and he told me to wait, then he went inside [another room] to talk to one of his leaders. I saw the leader look at me and say: "Go."
Then the man comes back, gets his gun, puts a bullet in the chamber and says: "Run."
I didn't want to run so I walked, and as soon I turned the corner I ran to a phone to call my parents.
I don't have too many problems here, as people know me - but it is a problem that I am American. Both myself and my brother - who has since left - have been kidnapped before.
The [Israeli] air attacks are nerve-racking, when a rocket falls it feels like the whole house is going to fall down and the whole street is full of smoke.
"Civil war in Gaza is not to anyone's advantage - neither to Israel's nor to the Palestinians"
Ranreshef, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Yesterday one fell on the street nearby, we heard the ambulances and people were wounded. I feel like I want to get out of here.
Gaza doesn't have a good future. Can we have one united government? Never, there's too much corruption. People are starving here - you go to a neighbour's home for help, but they themselves have nothing.
I think it's going to be a civil war here. Every country has had one and afterwards a country can get stronger, like America. But it looks like there won't be one here as the Israelis will stop it.