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Gaza in shadows

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From the video’s Vimeo page:

I tried to collect some pictures offering a glimpse of the situation in the Gaza Strip, a closed, besieged place put under a blockade by the Israeli Zionist state.

Despite the everyday misery and difficulty, people carry on with their lives and try to do their best in order to survive in such an open-air jail, without losing the hope of finishing sooner, rather than later, with such a heartless situation.

The images were taken with my mobilephone as I don’t have a proper camera.

(h/t Joe Catron)

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  1. Walid
    Walid on June 29, 2013, 2:44 pm

    “… the Gaza Strip, a closed, besieged place put under a blockade by the Israeli Zionist state.”

    …and by Egypt too. From Haaretz yesterday:

    Egypt blocks Gaza border, Hamas calls continued closure ‘unjustified’

    An Egyptian security crackdown has severely disrupted smuggling to the neighboring Gaza Strip, causing a fuel shortage, doubling the price of building materials and shutting down some construction sites in the Hamas-ruled territory.

    Egypt’s military clamped down on the lawless Sinai Peninsula, which abuts Gaza, in the run-up to mass protests planned for Sunday by Egyptian opposition activists trying to force out the country’s president, Mohammed Morsi.

    It’s not clear if the Sinai lockdown is temporary or signals a tougher security regime aimed at restricting smuggling through tunnels running under the Egypt-Gaza border in the long term. That would have a devastating effect on Gaza, which has relied on smugglers since Israel imposed a border blockade following the rise to power of the Islamic militant group Hamas in 2006.

    The Sinai campaign began this month when Egypt’s military sent troop reinforcements and set up dozens of roadblocks across the sparsely populated stretch of desert that runs from the Suez Canal to the Gaza border. As a result, Egyptian trucks carrying cement, steel rods, fuel and other goods could no longer reach the Gaza tunnels.

    “Nothing can get to the (tunnel) area,” said Abu Khaled, 44, a tunnel operator in Gaza. “We are like a dry lake now. … We all pray that this will end soon.”

    Gaza has only small reserves of cement, steel and other materials for private construction. With few exceptions, Israel bans such goods for fear Hamas will divert them for military use.

    In response to the Sinai clampdown, the price of cement has doubled to $220 per ton, forcing some of the more than 200 private construction sites in the territory to shut down, contractors said. A shortage of cheap Egyptian fuel is forcing Gaza motorists to buy more expensive Israeli imports.

    For now, Gaza’s Hamas government is keeping silent.

    Hamas and Morsi’s Freedom and Justice Party share the same roots in the region-wide Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas leaders appear reluctant to add to Morsi’s troubles by complaining publicly about the disruption of smuggling.

  2. Citizen
    Citizen on June 30, 2013, 12:28 pm

    Lots of tweets lately about what’s happening in Gaza.

  3. crypticvalentin
    crypticvalentin on July 2, 2013, 12:54 am

    Free Gaza

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