Israel blockade's impact ripples over to Gaza beaches

Gaza's 45km of beaches are a mental respite for many of Gaza's two million besieged residents, but even here, the effects of Israel's years-long siege are manifest.

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    The Gaza Strip has 45km of blue waters and sandy coast, but not many people know how to swim. That is where the lifeguards come in, teaching the next generation.

    But even the beach, which has waters contaminated by raw sewage, is directly affected by Israel's long-standing blockade of the Palestinian territory.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Gaza.


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