Situation of people of Gaza, which is under Israeli seige, becomes more difficult in holy month of Ramadan. Price of goods and foodstuffs is more than purchasing power of people.
Level of income of people in the Gaza Strip is very low. Unemployment rate is 65 percent and rate of poverty is 80 percent. There is stagnancy in market shopping although the goods are much and in wide variety.
Naim Hassan, one of the inhabitants of Gaza, told the A.A correspondent that activity in the markets had halted for a long time. He said although price of meat was reduced, nobody could buy meat in Ramadan as level of income was very low.
Ahmad al-Anani, another resident of Gaza, said, "the situation is very difficult. There is no change to talk about. The situation gets worse every year. The prices are very high and people are in low spirits."
According to the experts, main reason of the stagnancy is the financial problems of the government which can pay wages of only half of the 50,000 workers.
AALast Mod: 17 Ağustos 2011, 14:03