Thousands of Palestinian workers do their shifts during night hours during the holy month of Ramadan to avoid the heat wave that is sweeping the Gaza Strip. The summer season officially started on June 20, 2016 and this year has seen some intensely hot days in Ramadan in Gaza.
This situation made it difficult for Palestinian laborers in the coastal enclave, who work during the night, to alleviate their suffering during the day.
“Because of the accumulated economic pressure we have, we must work at night,” Salim Abdullah Wadi, a construction worker in the neighborhood of Al-Zaytoun told MEMO.
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“For me, I had several loans and I must work hard to pay them,” he said, “This is a chance to earn some money and pay for my family.”
According to the latest statistics published on May Day in Gaza in 2016, some 200,000 Palestinian workers are jobless, which comprises 55% of the workforce.