What you didn’t know about Gaza

    Tina Basem, Editor of “This week in Palestine” has brought together an insightful edition of the magazine under the theme: “What You Didn’t Know about Gaza” with articles attesting to both these aspects of life in Gaza, the ongoing suffering and a people’s ingenuity and determination to make the best of life. She says: “As we go about our daily lives, we tend to push many facts about Gaza to the backs of our minds. This issue will remind you of the hardships that continue to afflict Gazans as a result of a ten-year, ongoing siege: Gaza’s economy is crippled, unemployment is rampant, reconstruction after Israeli assaults is lagging behind schedule, and for a population of 1.9 million people, 95 percent of groundwater is undrinkable, electricity is available on average only 2 to 6 hours a day, medicines are among the many items banned from import, and the list goes on and on. But the Gazans who live under these dire circumstances are prevailing and show inspiring stories of perseverance and creativity.”
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