The world’s first Palestinian refugee camps are in sight.
A Palestinian woman, Fatima, makes her way through the sand on the beach of the Gaza Strip.
“There’s a sea, a river, and a lake,” she says.
But she is not in the mood for a romantic holiday.
Fatima’s life was a life of hardship.
Her father died when she was six, and her mother died when Fatima was in her teens.
Her parents moved to the West Bank, and Fatima returned to Gaza, where she lived with her father’s brother and a cousin.
She remembers the daily grind of being the only child in her family.
“When I was in school, I didn’t learn to write, I learned to speak Hebrew, but I was a very stubborn child,” she recalls.
Fatima is one of more than two million Palestinians who are estimated to be displaced from their homes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
She was born in the West Al Jazeerah refugee camp in 1948.
The camp was created as a temporary settlement for the 1948 war.
Fatamah was born to a Palestinian family who lived in the camp, and she says her mother’s and father’s parents were also Palestinian refugees.
Fatma says she would not have wanted to be a refugee herself if she were still living in the camps.
“I would never have come to this camp, this world, and this life,” she said.
“Why should I have to leave this life?
Why should I be afraid of this?”
“This world is not my home,” she added.
The West Al Jaberah camp was established in 1949.
But Fatima remembers living in camps before her, including in Gaza.
She says that she and her family were lucky to be able to leave the camps, because their life would have been impossible without them.
“We were lucky, because they gave us everything,” Fatima said.
When the war ended, the camps were closed and the people who were left left were forced to flee the country.
The Palestinians were forced out of Gaza, into Jordan, and the West Banks, where they settled in the United States and elsewhere.
The camps are located along the sea.
The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, says it has found at least 872,000 Palestinian refugees living in West Bank refugee camps since the beginning of the war.
“This number is unprecedented,” said Nadia Ghattas, the U.S. representative for the U., and former U.K. foreign secretary, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post.
“They are not isolated, they are not forced to leave.
And their rights have been guaranteed.”
For now, Fatimah is looking forward to visiting her old family in the Jordanian city of Amman.
“For us, it’s an opportunity to see our family, see our parents, to see my siblings, my nephews, and my cousins,” she explained.
“In Jordan, they’ve always said that the camps are a paradise for the refugees.”
The Palestinian camp that Fatima is visiting, the Gaza refugee camp, is located on the southern coast of the West Bantustan Sea.
It is located in the northern part of the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
The Palestinian refugee community in Gaza, including Fatimam, say the camps is a source of suffering.
Fatemah, who has a young son, says that her father and mother lived there, as did many other Palestinians who lived at the camp.
“Our camp was like a city of horrors,” Fatimat says.
Fatema says that the camp was “like a prison, it was like the concentration camp,” she continued.
“You never had any rights, no one was able to come in or out of our camp, no-one was able or willing to help us.”
When Fatim at the age of 10 was in the refugee camp with her mother and father, Fatma recalls, “they beat us, they kicked us, and they killed us.”
She says the camp made her a target.
“My father would take me out and beat me.
I was so scared, so scared,” Fatema said.
At 16, Fatema moved to Ramallah, the capital of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and then to Bethlehem, the West bank city where her family still lives.
“The Palestinian camps have been my life,” Fatma said.
Fatumah’s family moved to Jerusalem in 1995.
“One of my sisters who’s older is from Ramallah,” Fatam said.
Her family’s home was located near the settlement of Gush Etzion.
Fatmah’s mother was an activist in the PLO, and now she also works as an official in the Israeli parliament.
Fatimalah’s sister, Nasser, said Fatima has always been the