Workers in the Southern Gaza Strip city of Deir al-Bala prepare winter sweets at a local factory.
“Shatawi” is one of the most famous desserts in Gaza during the winter months. It consists of whipped cream, situated on top of a small biscuit and covered by a layer of a dark chocolate shell.
Despite the Israeli siege, imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2006-07, local factories continue to operate, although with limited capacity, and with no access to outside markets.
(All Photos: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)