Gaza Welcomes Ramadan Amidst a Dwindling Economy

The Gazan economy has slumped under the Israeli siege. (Photo: Via Facebook)

For the tenth year under Israeli siege, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip acknowledge the holy month of Ramadan.

The entire Palestinian economy has taken a dip as markets have suffered an unprecedented drop in sales and commodities. This because most families lack money to buy food and other necessary items.

Middle East Monitor reported that soaring summer temperatures compound the suffering of Palestinians who also face an ongoing electricity crisis with blackouts occurring for more than a third of the day.

Around 40,000 Palestinian civil servants in Gaza receive only 45 per cent of their salaries. Additionally, more than 10,000 homes destroyed in the 2014 Israeli offensive on Gaza have not been rebuilt; leaving 10,000 families displaced.

(MEMO, PC)

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