Jun 13, 2016
Tens of children, whom Israel killed their fathers, are obliged to become street vendors to help their families survive
Days of Palestine, Gaza Strip -Hundreds of Gaza kids have joined workforce to help families after their fathers were killed or became unemployed due to Israeli offensives or siege.
Around half of the 2m inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, which has been under strict Israeli siege for ten years, live under poverty line, with 80 per cent surviving on humanitarian aid, according to the latest official statistics.
Unemployment has risen dramatically to 45 per cent, one of the highest rates in the world, forcing many children to become family bread-winners.
Four major Israeli offensives on the Gaza Strip during the last ten years harvested the souls of hundreds of fathers, resulting in thousands new orphans – or minor bread-winners.
- from http://www.daysofpalestine.com/features/israeli-offensives-siege-push-gaza-kids-work/