Gaza diary part 25: ‘For a few seconds, I felt loved and cared for’
Ziad, a 35-year-old Palestinian, on how rising prices are adding to the daily struggle, taking comfort from the message of a stranger, and his desperate wish to return home
1pm Everything is expensive, except for the lives of Gazans. Two months ago, a pack of salt would have cost 25 cents; now it costs $5. In the small room with my sister, I hear Ahmad giving his father the daily prices update and what is available in the market and what is not. Ahmad’s father says: “It is better to go to the sea and extract some salt from there than buy salt from the market.”Continue reading...
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