Holy Land disaster hits home for Mago

Photo: Alphonsus Fok

Mago Shaheen has been crying for days. Though safe in her home in south-west Sydney, the 59-year-old mother of three thinks constantly of her family and friends who are suddenly homeless and fearful, their lives ripped apart by the violence of war.

Her husband Zuhair’s cousin and family are among the hundreds of thousands of refugees within Gaza, moving first into a relative’s home after their street was reduced to rubble on 11 October, then to a church to find shelter.

“Opposite their house also my sister-in-law’s family lost their house, and my friend lost her family house and her brother’s business,” Mago explains.

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