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Under Siege, Young Gazans Take Up The Reins

Leaning into the camera on her laptop, Mais Saqqa, a 24-year-old female fixer who has a bachelors degree in English, brims with excitement as she chatters on about her riding lesson earlier that day. Ms. Saqqa speaks with impeccable clarity, despite never having been outside of Gaza, let alone to an English speaking country.

Nearly 40 percent of Gaza’s 1.8 million residents live in poverty, yet even the wealthy feel as though they live in an open-air prison. Gazan youth have been most affected by the ever-decreasing lack of opportunities, resources and personal freedoms.

Full article here.


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