In Gaza, women start craft business in response to high unemployment, uncertainty
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:39 minutes (4.26 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
More than a month after Israeli forces launched an air assault against the Gaza strip and armed militants returned rocket fire into Israel, residents of Gaza are struggling to recover and one persistent problem is unemployment. In the Gaza Strip, the unemployment rate among the labor force is high. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, nearly one out of every three residents is unemployed for both Gaza and the West Bank, about 20 percent of males and nearly 30 percent of females can’t find jobs. With few options, some Palestinians are pursuing their own businesses. One group of women, all sisters, launched "Six Flowers" to make and sell hand-made folkloric works. FSRN's Rami Almeghari has more.