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  • Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:05 AM
    Last Update : Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:05 AM

Sweets Made on Firewood in Gaza to Fight Bitterness of Displacement

(AWP) - While Israeli reconnaissance warplanes buzz overhead and bombing attacks continue unabated all over the Gaza Strip, Palestinians try to bring joy to the displaced, who have tasted the bitterness of losing their loved ones and fleeing their homes in fear.

A seller of sweets in central Khan Younes stands near a terminal where displaced Palestinians arrive after escaping the bombardment, in search of what they hope will be a less dangerous place.

Many buy the Awama sweets, a favorite of the residents of Gaza during the winter season.

As fuel is not available due to the Israeli blockade, the sweets vendors use collected firewood to make their tasty products.

“We offer the Awama and Halab sweets to our people who have been displaced from Gaza. They arrive here at this terminal on foot,” said a seller of sweets in Khan Younes.

In another area, young people and children make sweets on firewood to meet the growing demand as the temperature goes down.

“We offer sweets to the people. We make them using firewood, because there is no gas,” said a young Palestinian man who sells sweets.

“Fear and warplanes hovering overhead do not stop, from the early morning until the end of the day,” he added.

As the Israeli war on the enclave enters its 45th day, displaced Palestinians from Gaza City and the northern areas of the Strip continue to arrive in southern areas, namely Khan Younes and Rafah.

The United Nations estimates the number of displaced Palestinians in Gaza at more than 1.6 million since the war started on October 7.