Palestine – Workers in Gaza protest in conjunction with Labors Day

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Location: Gaza- Palestine

Language: Arabic

Voice: Natural

Duration: 00:04:27

Source: A24       

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Dateline: 30-04-2022

Storyline:

Several Palestinian workers and officials in Gaza organized a protest in conjunction with Labor Day, which falls on May 1.

Palestinian workers have been suffering for 16 years due to the siege and the Palestinian division, which led to a rise in unemployment rates of 63% and poverty rates that exceeded 70%.

The protestors in called on the international community to intervene to lift the siege and provide job opportunities for youth.

Shot list:

  • Soundbite (Walid Al-Awad – Member of the Political Office of the Palestinian People’s Party):

“We protest to express the struggle of the Palestinian working class. We suffer from the oppression of the Israeli occupation, which exercises a stifling siege on our people and workers. Also, the labor market does not provide decent work for Palestinian workers. We suffer from a high unemployment rate that exceeds 64% and poverty that exceeds 70%, in addition to low wages and inequality.”

  • Various shots from the protest
  • Soundbite (Nahed Shabat – Unemployed Palestinian worker):

“On Labor Day, which coincides with the Eid al-Fitr, the workers do not find a living to feed their children like the rest of the people of the world. We call on international institutions to intervene to lift this unjust siege on the people of Gaza and provide job opportunities.”

  • Soundbite (Awni Yassin – Unemployed Palestinian worker):

“We are going through difficult and harsh conditions as a result of economic, security, and political complications. We have been suffering for more than 15 years. Every Palestinian intifada or division reflected negatively on us. We are unable to meet the requirements of daily life such as food and drink. We are approaching Eid al-Fitr and families need to celebrate. Every Eid, we suffer from difficult and harsh conditions as a result of the Palestinian siege and division.”

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