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Gazans' sea fun: It's a shore thing

With the heat of the summer and the start of the school and university holidays in the Gaza Strip, students have no other outlet than to head to the beach for entertainment. They head to a small area which is unaffected by the sewage water which runs into the sea. Many have already suffered from parasitic diseases due to it.

No other outlet remains for those suffering from the current continuous siege and the inability of the population to leave the area or to visit those abroad living under occupation.

The beach also provides a source of income for a number of corn or ice cream sellers and others selling beach toys.

More and more people are moving away from resorts which they consider to be too expensive and which are filled with activities and games because a large number of employees who were working with the previous Gaza government, around 40,000 employees, have only received half the salaries they were owed over the last eight months.

MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad

 

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