Abdullah Omar, 23, in Gaza:
I am tired emotionally, physically, and mentally.
我身心疲倦了。
I miss my old self.
我想念曾今的自己。
I miss being able to go to the restroom normally.
我想念能够正常上厕所。
I need to sit in my house in comfort — me and my brothers and sisters, talking and laughing together, gathering over delicious food on a clean plate.
我想踏实地在家里和我的兄弟姐妹一起吃一顿饭。
I want to have my privacy and lock myself away.
我想要隐私、我需要独处。
I need to feel the feeling of warmth, to sleep comfortably and without fear, anxiety, and bombardment.
我渴望温暖。我渴望能够安心入睡,没有随时被轰炸的恐惧和焦虑。
I want to wear clean, tidy clothes and some new clothes, too, every day.
我想每天能够衣着整洁、我想穿一些新衣服。
I want to be able to take care of myself again.
我想再好好打理自己,好好对待自己。
I have grown ten years older than I am, my hair is older now, and I feel that my features have changed and my face has wrinkles and circles.
我感觉我老了十岁:我的头发白了、我可以感觉到我五官的苍老和皱纹。
This is not a statement begging for sympathy, or an exaggeration of circumstances that are not described truthfully.
我写这些不是为了征求你的怜悯,我也没有夸张事实。

I need to go out to places I love.
我必须去向我所留恋的地方。
I wish to go out to the sea, and public places with my family and friends.
我想去海边,我想跟我的家人朋友在外面一起游逛。
I need some time to calm down.
我需要一些时间冷静,
I hope you hear me and understand me.
我希望你能够用心理解我。