Palestinians have suffered for over a decade under a crippling blockade in Gaza with humanitarian disasters and economic collapse, number of strikes.
The blockade has had a dire impact on Gaza's economy. Unemployment in the besieged territory stands at 45 percent, one of the highest rates in the world.
Youth unemployment in Gaza is particularly worrying at 58 percent, according to the World Bank, while two-thirds of the population depends on humanitarian aid.
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