There were around 2,400 Palestinians from the Israeli-involved West Bank and Gaza Strip living in Ukraine before the conflict.
Palestinian college understudy Mohammad Hafith reviews the second when he shut the way to his loft in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and left towards an obscure destiny.
He had to leave his two felines in the city. “I gave them all the food in the house and left. I don’t have the foggiest idea what befallen them,” he said, tears in his eyes.
Mohammad additionally left behind the entirety of his garments, books and different possessions from his five years of study in Ukraine. The 23-year-old was because of graduate in May with a degree in worldwide regulation from the MAUP organization, yet had to leave alongside a few family members when the conflict started on February 24.
He was one of 2,400 Palestinians from the Israeli-involved West Bank and Gaza Strip living in Ukraine, including 400 understudies, as indicated by the Palestinian Authority’s international concerns service.
“I truly dreaded for my life,” Mohammad told Al Jazeera from his home in the town of Nuba on the edges of Hebron city in the southern involved West Bank.
Taking note of the relentless besieging on his excursion from Kyiv to the Romanian line, Mohammad, who was obviously delicate to any commotions outside, said “the barrage has not left me yet”.
Mohammad remained at home for the initial not many days of the Russian intrusion trusting the emergency would end, however the shelling simply edged nearer to the house he imparted to his sister, her better half, and their kids. Luckily, his sister and the kids were away seeing family in Palestine.
In somewhere around seven days, he went out with his brother by marriage, Wissam, and the two took shelter in a close by emergency clinic figuring they would be more secure there, yet conflicts on the roads constrained Mohammad to take the most tough choice: to leave.
While Wissam decided to remain behind, Mohammad left Kyiv with different family members of his, and took a train to Lviv city in the west, where they got together with 15 different Palestinians.
Subsequent to planning with the Palestinian international safe haven, the gathering took taxis to the nearest point they could to the Romanian boundary and afterward strolled for quite a long time before they had the option to cross – an excursion that required 16 hours.
Wissam stayed at the emergency clinic for a couple of hours until the besieging moved nearer, whereupon he chose to leave. There was no report from him for some time.