What Gaza's ice cream industry tells us about politics

Published June 14th, 2015 - 05:45 GMT
Workers make ice cream at a factor in Khan Younis, a city in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
Workers make ice cream at a factor in Khan Younis, a city in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)

Gaza's ice cream industry melts  

Ice cream is a popular treat for Gazans, who are suffering from the emotional stress of the deteriorating political and economic situation, especially since 2007, and who are facing another summer with intense heat. They consume locally produced ice cream at ice cream parlors or eat factory-produced ice cream sold in grocery stores across the Gaza Strip.

Source: Al Monitor

 

Postcards from Syrian refugees

Postcards of Hope are the result of a series of art therapy workshops in Ramtha, Mafraq, Irbid and Zaatari camp organised by International Rescue Committee (IRC) . More than 70 Syrian refugees participated in the workshops, mainly women, adolescent girls and boys as well as children.

Source: Middle East Revisited

 

 

Palestinian hunger-striker Khader Adnan struggles for freedom 

Khader Adnan has entered his 40th day of hunger strike after nearly a year in an Israeli jail in the Occupied West Bank. Adnan, who is among an estimated 5,591 Palestinian “security detainees and prisoners” who were being held in Israeli prisonsaccording to Israeli human rights group B'Tselem, became the symbol of Palestinian ‘administrative detainees’ held by Israel after going on hunger strike for 66 days in 2011.

Source: Global Voices

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