05 June 2012

Gaza Lives On ~ Life and Hope Amidst Blockade

Al Jazeera World spotlights Gaza Lives On...
"Since 2007, most of the approximately 1.5 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have suffered gravely from an intensified land, air and sea blockade imposed by Israel [...] deemed illegal by the United Nations. [...] After more than two decades of tight sanctions and even though Israel eased the restrictions on non-military goods in 2010, the blockade continues to take a heavy toll on Gaza's civilian population, with many essential and basic goods banned from being exported or imported. This has led to rampant poverty and a massive unemployment rate in Gaza"

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