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Ramadan in Gaza, incomplete joy

June 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Gazans welcomed the Islamic holy month Ramadan this year amid tough economic conditions, with 30 percent of the population without a daily income.

The recently formed national unity government has left the coastal enclave without daily incomes as 600,000 residents have not received their salaries since May. The crisis has led to soaring unemployment rates, reaching 40 percent, while 70 percent of the population are now living below the poverty line.

The Strip is suffering from economic stagnation and popular anger, along with routine Israeli airstrikes since the disappearance of three Israeli settlers earlier this month.

MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad