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Gaza couple live streams sights and sounds of city under seige

by Alex Cohen and Dorian Merina | Take Two®

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Screen grab taken from the livestream video by Jehad Saftawi on July 23, 2014, Gaza City. Screengrab of video by Jehad Saftawi

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East Wednesday, shuttling among players in the current conflict as parties work toward a ceasefire. Rockets continued to be fired from Gaza into Israel, according to Haaretz. And residents in Gaza described more strikes from Israeli military.

With no immediate end to the fighting in sight, much of the focus is on the political leaders in the current conflict.

But one couple living in an 11th floor apartment in Gaza City is hoping to bring a personal view to what is going on.

Photojournalist Lara Aburamadan and her husband, Jehad, have been live-streaming the view of the city for the whole world to see.

In the video you can see rockets in the distance and hear the buzz of drones overhead. So far, their video channel has garnered more than 120,000 views from around the world.

To view the live video: www.ustream.tv/channel/jehadels

"We hear the sound of the missiles falling down and it's horrible," Aburamadan told Take Two via Skype from Gaza City. "It's really terrifying for us here."

Her husband, Jehad Saftawi, also a photojournalist, described the video stream as an effort to bring "more information, more details, more sounds about the reality of life" in Gaza City. He said he had to swap among three power sources, including personal batteries and a generator, in order to keep the stream going.

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