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A Day In The Life Of A Mother In Gaza

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Rubble, stone and steel, working day of Palestinian mother

This women represent thousands of Palestinian women experiencing the same life conditions –

In a metal makeshift shelter in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, lives 48-year-old Jihad abu-Mihaisen, a Palestinian refugee, with her husband and two children. Jihad’s life, like that of all Palestinians living in Gaza, is strongly impacted by the blockade, now in its tenth year. Electricity and fuel shortages, food insecurity, sky-rocketing unemployment rates, extreme water pollution, repeated armed violence and ongoing political paralysis are their daily reality.

In this trying situation Jihad has to take care of her two children and her husband, as she is the main breadwinner for her family. Out of desperation, Jihad, like many others, is earning an income by going through the rubble of damaged houses – a dire reminder of the devastating 2014 Israeli offensive of Gaza – trying to find stones…

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