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Difficult Ramadan in Gaza
Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin visits one family struggling to fast under Israeli siege.
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2009 17:45 GMT

Many of the traditions that are observed during Ramadan are barely visible in Gaza this year.

Israel's stifling blockade has made it impossible for people here to bring in all of the customary items they buy during this busy shopping month. Lanterns and lights that decorate Gaza's streets are intermittently on because of electricity cuts.

The prices of children's toys and clothes, most of which are smuggled from Egypt, are beyond the reach of most families. Personal income continues to drop in Gaza as the local economy has all but collapsed.

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports about the dire conditions one homeless family in Gaza has had to face this year.

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