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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04160
Date : 27/09/2022
Caption : Gaza. Work by Palestinian artist Mustafa Mhanna, entitled "Pointless Aiming", as part of the exhibition "Fenced Off".
Photographer : Palm Media
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article:
"Gaza's Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities

Pointless Aiming - Mustafa Mhanna
People in Gaza have always been able to make something out of nothing; a necessity to survive in the face of accumulating years of war, closure and suffering, causing the people repeated cycles of pain and trauma.

Over half of the workforce in Gaza is unemployed. When you ask someone in Gaza what they do for a living, that is if they are employed, they will most likely answer that they are "sitting", a slang word which means they are unemployed and aimlessly "hanging around" at home, in the streets, or at the corniche.

Fenced Off - Contemporary visual arts exhibition:
The art displayed in this exhibition is the work of twelve young artists from the Gaza Strip who were defined by the closure of the past 15 years. Inspired by this isolation, the artists were stimulated to create art using non-traditional means to embody their reality over the past 15 years.
What you will see is an attempt to answer questions posed by an entire generation longing for freedom, love, dignity, and much more, every day."

ICRC website, article 27-09-2022:
" Gaza’s Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities

Gaza – A new online survey conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) found that 9 out of 10 young people from Gaza who took the survey believe their lives are abnormal.

Two thirds of the respondents said they are dependent on their families for income, whilst 40% reported having no hope of finding a job opportunity in the next 15 years.

Gaza’s Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities –Survey Key Findings

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