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Life in Gaza: Fishermen

12-06-2014 Feature

Fahd Bakr (39 years) is a fisherman from Gaza. This has been his profession for the last 28 years. Since 2007, the economic situation in Gaza gradually deteriorated affecting all sectors including fishing. Since then, fishermen have been facing several challenges that affected the income of their families and co-workers. Among those challenges are the reduction of the area in which fishing is permitted and the lack of fuel to operate the boats, which affects the variety and the quantity of fish he catches every day.