An unbearable clip of a little girl making a heartbreaking appeal among the rubble caused by air strikes on Gaza has emerged.
TW: This article contains details that some readers may find upsetting.
The clip provides a distressing insight into the devastation caused by the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
However, despite the spike in attacks recently, the tensions between Israel and Palestine have been brewing for decades.
While many believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict began as a result of religion, it was actually born over the ownership of land and territory.
Israel, the world's only Jewish State, was established in 1948.
However, Palestinians, the Arab population that hails from the land Israel now controls, still refer to the territory as Palestine and want to establish a state by that name on all or part of the same land.
In 1967, a war broke out over the ownership and control of the land...
And, ultimately, Israel was left with full control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 2 territories home to large Palestinian populations.
Since then, Israeli security restrictions have been enforced upon Palestinian movement and activities...
And the land has continued to be denied to Palestinians residing there.
Controversially, the U.S has shown strong support for Israel in the last couple of decades.
The Trump administration renewed the warmth in the Israeli-American relationship, culminating in Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
According to the Institue for Policy Studies, Israel has benefitted from billions of dollars from the U.S...
Mostly in the form of military and economic aid sent annually by Washington.
All the while, Palestinians have continued to fight for their rights, their freedom, and their land.
But last week, the violence escalated to devastating levels.
In the worst bombardment of airstrikes since 2014, Gaza Strip faced an abundance of attacks from Israeli forces.
At least twenty-eight Gaza residents have been killed by the strikes since sundown last Monday, according to Palestinian officials and Israeli media, as per The Washington Post.
At least several hundred more have been wounded.
Israeli forces have killed at least seventeen children in the territory this past week, Al Jazeera reported.
Palestinian militants retaliated by launching a heavy barrage of missiles last Tuesday, killing at least 2 Israelis in the coastal city of Ashkelon.
Hundreds of Palestinian residents have been left homeless as a result of the attacks.
Palestinians in Gaza evacuate their homes amid intense Israeli bombardment. 🔴Latest updates:… https://t.co/LPC5mSwWcV— Al Jazeera English (@Al Jazeera English)1620805513.0
Despite specific areas being targeted, residential areas and buildings have taken the brunt of the airstrikes, leaving citizens injured and on the streets with nowhere else to go.
Devastating footage from Gaza has been circulating on social media since the airstrikes began...
This happened in front of my house #GazaUnderAttack https://t.co/BsUgoq0Yrx— Farah Baker (@Farah Baker)1620790323.0
And people from all over the world have been watching, both transfixed and horrified, as the violence continues to unfold.
But there's one video in particular that has shocked the world.
@MiddleEastEye Children are the ultimate victims of our actions, we can do better 😢 #peaceinpalestine— Emmanuel K. Ezenwobi (@Emmanuel K. Ezenwobi)1621299012.0
@MiddleEastEye This needs to be shared everywhere #RETWEEET #Trending #GazaUnderAttak @POTUS @BarackObama— alyemen (@alyemen)1621292608.0
@MiddleEastEye 💔— 🏄🏻♀️🌊🌊🌊Karin🥂J&K🎉 (@🏄🏻♀️🌊🌊🌊Karin🥂J&K🎉)1621329984.0
@MiddleEastEye this made me cry i swear :T— overlook bay biggest fan (@overlook bay biggest fan)1621317300.0
Over the weekend, a video emerged of a 10-year-old girl pleading for answers.
WATCH: Children in Gaza try to remain calm and console one another as the bombs continue to fall over the city. https://t.co/dw1LnhpzuT— Middle East Eye (@Middle East Eye)1621292401.0
Palestinian Nadine Abdel-Taif addressed the media in Gaza with tears in her eyes while questioning "what do you expect me to do?"
"I can't do anything. You see all of this?" she asks while pointing to the buildings that lay as rubble behind her.
"What do you expect me to do? Fix it? I'm only 10."
"I can't even deal with this anymore. I just want to be a doctor or anything to help my people, but I can't."
"I'm just a kid."
She goes on to question: "I said to myself, why do we deserve this? What did we do for this?"
"My family said they just hate us. They just don't like us because we are Muslims.
"You see all the kids around me, they're just kids. Why would you just send a missile to them and kill them? It's not fair."
The heartbreaking video can be watched here.
"I don't know what to do." A 10-year-old Palestinian girl breaks down while talking to MEE after Israeli air strik… https://t.co/9RBqClr0vt— Middle East Eye (@Middle East Eye)1621292400.0
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