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Scraping By: Gaza’s Children

Mohammed Alhajjar

Gaza. April 2015

The port at Gaza gives residents of that beleaguered strip of land a place to picnic and sightsee. One of the few recreational spots in this overcrowded piece of land, isolated within Israel’s borders and often under blockade, it also provides an opportunity for people to earn a living as hawkers. Many of those who take advantage of the opportunity are children who have left school to help support their families.