IN PHOTOS: How Winter ‘Shatawi’ is Made in Gaza

(Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Mahmoud Ajjour - Gaza

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)

- Mahmoud Ajjour is a Gaza-based photojournalist. He is the Palestine Chronicle's correspondent in the Gaza Strip.
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