Four flower vases adorn the living room of Hossam al-Dabbus’s home. Initially inconspicuous, a closer look reveals they are made of Israeli tank shells collected by war-scarred Gazans.
The refugee camp dweller has picked through the rubble of the coastal strip to turn the remains of a conflict, which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and more than 70 Israelis (mostly soldiers), into objects of art.
Paying our respects to the dead can be another way of remembering God, honouring our spiritual legacy, and reminding ourselves of our own mortality.
Her everyday struggles as a hijabi facing verbal attacks helps her focus on her goals.