"[My father] thought we would be safer here."
"It was after lunch, around 3:30 in the afternoon," he said.
"Alaa had just stepped outside to get water when the shells hit."
“The shells have caused unbearable damage to human life and tremendous destruction to infrastructure, the full scale of which will only be revealed when the fighting is over.”
“I need to go with him. I need to go with him. My brother is alive.”
“I kept talking to him, but there was a big hole where his stomach used to be, and I couldn't figure out how to do it — how to hold his insides in.”