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  • Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7:14 AM
    Last Update : Monday, January 29, 2024 at 6:40 AM

Shawarma Joint Brings Back a Sort of Normality for Displaced Palestinians in Rafah Camp

(AWP) - In an attempt to spark a tiny bit of hope among displaced Palestinians eager to taste normality, a group of Palestinian youth have set up what can be called a shawarma restaurant in a shelter camp in the city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Almost all restaurants in the Gaza Strip have closed due to the Israeli war, ongoing since October 7, in addition to the stifling blockade on food supplies, which threatens a hunger crisis.

“We have lost hope completely. We thought of giving people back a little bit of simple hope to make our children and loved ones happy, the old and the young, at a suitable price for everyone. We obtained the facilities with difficulty, and we prepare everything with difficulty,” said restaurant owner Hassan Al-Deeb.

He points out the many difficulties he faces in preparing shawarma, starting with obtaining meat, spices, and vegetables, as well as cooking oil and knives.

Al-Deeb stresses that his main goal is to bring joy to the hearts of the displaced, as his small project does not achieve tangible profits, especially with the significant increase in the prices of supplies.