His book, I Shall Not Hate , was a testimony to an extraordinary capacity to overcome. You must be logged in to vote. An indication of personal desperation and social unravelling lies in an unprecedented rise in property crime, previously almost unheard of in Gaza. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Minds section, under my profile. When she was 12 she was the plucky face of Gazan surfer girls in a Guardian story and video.
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Update newsletter preferences. And in recent months, Egypt has destroyed hundreds of tunnels which had been Gaza's life support system, and has locked down the sole border crossing at the southern end of the strip, cutting Gazans off from the outside world. Not totally clear.