Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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Gilles Pelissier, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator in Gaza, is responsible for the security of MSF teams in the area. Yesterday he was waiting for the announcement of a new ceasefire while following the information on the negotiations which were taking place in Cairo between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Dr. Abu Abed, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator in Gaza, waited to hear on Friday morning if the ceasefire—due to end at 8:00AM—would be extended.

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A three-day ceasefire has gone into effect in Gaza. Michèle Beck, medical team leader for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), describes the situation on the ground.

"A new 72-hour truce was declared yesterday morning. Until then, I had been skeptical about truces, as previous ones had barely been observed. But, this time, the Israeli army announced its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. And, very quickly, we felt a change.

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Michele Beck, a medical referent with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is in Gaza City, explains what MSF teams have and have not been able to do in the last few days.

A 72-hour truce began this morning, but it did not last long. During the truce we had planned to go to Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, to see if they needed any additional supplies or staff. But we couldn’t—we had to turn around as the fighting resumed.

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MSF nurse Sarah Woznick describes her experience providing intensive care in Gaza's Nasser hospital.

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In Hebron and East Jerusalem, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a medical and psychosocial program for people suffering from conflict-related trauma. MSF teams focus on people with psychological distress (acute stress, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic syndromes, depression) related to violent incidents with Israeli settlers, the Israeli Army, or other Palestinian parties. Here, an MSF psychologist describes a session with a patient in Hebron.

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Virginie Mathieu, MSF head of mission in Gaza and the Palestinian Territories, talks to France's Liberation newspaper about the situation in Gaza during this latest round of conflict. 

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MSF is running a program in the West Bank to provide psychological and social support as well as medical care to the victims of the conflict. 

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Operating theater nurse Mateja Stare spent one month in Gaza working at the MSF field hospital in Khan Younis.

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An interview with a clinical psychologist who has spent the past nine months working among Palestinians in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron.

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