‘Anxiety and fear are high:’ US Palestinians, Muslims fear a return to post-9/11 Islamophobia

Family and community members pray during the funeral service for six-year-old Wadea Al Fayoume at the Mosque Foundation on October 16, 2023 in Bridgeview, Illinois. CNN —

As the Israel-Hamas War rages and the crisis in Gaza deepens, Taher Herzallah said he has exchanged frantic messages on social media with his family members who are trapped in Gaza.

Their description of the situation is grim. He said they’ve told him they have no food, electricity, water or fuel.“When I spoke to them … they were basically saying, ‘We think this is it, we will not survive this one,’” he said. “You […]

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