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Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

For Gaza women, even shopping and getting married has become more difficult due to the restrictions imposed by Israel which has fought three wars in the past decade

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

Gaza women have been struggling to find jobs amid 50 percent unemployment rate in the country. One such woman Nada Rudwan decided to put her technical skills to use by doing something in the form of a Youtube channel under the name "Nada Kitchen". Not only is she earning income from Youtube proceeds but many of her videos have been purchased by companies in Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

Hana Abu El-Roos, 18, said she plans to get married this summer but can't find items she needs for her wedding in any of Gaza's shops. "I haven't picked my wedding dress yet," said El-Roos, who is also busy preparing for her final high school exams. "I am confused. My sisters are helping me." (Reuters)

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

Israel houses more than 2 million Palestinians, most of them were driven out or fled from territory, at its founding in 1948 and are now pacled into the narrow Gaza strip which shares its border with Egypt as well now. (Reuters)

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

Sahar Yaghi started working as a wedding planner soon after dropping out of university to earn income for her family. Due to her work, she has to stay up late at night and has often heard her neighbours terming her work as "inappropriate". (Reuters)

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

For Gaza women, even shopping and getting married has become more difficult due to the restrictions imposed by Israel which has fought three wars in the past decade. (Reuters)

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

Fatma Youssef is a high school student and a horse rider. Youssef has been stressed as this is her final high school year but when she rides her horse, she is away from the stress of appearing for exams. (Reuters)

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

For Abu Taqea, the mediterranean sea provides a sense of solace as the waves crash along Gaza's coast. The beach gives them peace, meditation and often makes them forget the wars and the poverty. (Reuters)