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For years, workers in Gaza have been struggling to keep themselves and their families afloat in midst of low wages and increasing unemployment. On May 1st, as workers around the world celebrated International Labour Day and Eid al-Fitr, like many Palestinian workers in the besieged Gaza Strip, Mohammed Shaalan, a cleaner, says that he was unable to provide anything for his children for the celebrations. “I was unable to buy new clothes for my children or even sweets for such an occasion,” the 45-year-old father of six told The New Arab. “I work 12 hours a day as a cleaner in a factory, and I o…

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