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One year after Gaza war, resident describes recovery




A Palestinian family rests on July 2, 2015, in the rubble of a building that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas' militants in the summer of 2014, in the al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood, east of Gaza City. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian family rests on July 2, 2015, in the rubble of a building that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas' militants in the summer of 2014, in the al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood, east of Gaza City. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
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Today marks one year since Israel began airstrikes into Gaza in response to Hamas militants launching rockets toward Israel.

The United Nations has since accused both sides of war crimes during the fighting. It released an investigation last month that said Hamas sent thousands of rockets to Israel. It also found that, of the more than two thousand Palestinians killed, the majority were civilians. 

The fighting last year devastated Gaza, the small coastal strip that's home to some of the most crowded neighborhoods in the world.

Lara Aburamadan is a resident of one of those crowded neighborhoods in Gaza City.  A year ago, she and her husband, Jehad Saftawi, live-streamed their view of the city from their apartment balcony during the airstrikes. Tens of thousands of viewers from around the world tuned in to watch.

To find out what life was like for the residents of Gaza during the conflict, Take Two spoke to Aburamadan one year ago. Since, Aburamadan says recovery has been slow, and in some respects, non-existent. 

To hear more about what life is like for Aburamadan and other residents now, please click on the audio player above.