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From Mahmoud Jamal Zaqout

Deir Al Balah is one of Gaza's smallest refugee camp, with a population of about 113,000 refugees, and is located on the central coast. Its name refers to the date palms that grow abundantly in the area. Supplies of p...

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With a population of over two million people on a little more than 140 square miles of land, Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth. The United Nations once predicted that deteriorating living conditions would make Gaza uninhabitable by 2020, yet this small strip of land continues to be home to millions.

Some three-quarters of the population in Gaza are refugees from other parts of historic Palestine. Gaza holds eight different Palestinian refugee camps, all established in 1948 and 1949, in the aftermath of the Arab-Israel War. The camps transformed over time from tent shelters to semi-permanent housing, but poverty, overcrowding and a total absence of urban planning, unemployment, a lack of school and public infrastructure make daily life challenging.

Deir Al Balah is one of Gaza's smallest refugee camp, with a population of about 113,000 refugees, and is located on the central coast. Its name refers to the date palms that grow abundantly in the area. Supplies of potable water are minimal. Though fishing could potentially provide a substantial livelihood for many residents, the fishing restrictions, which the Israeli navy often enforces with live ammunition, make this livelihood impracticable.

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