Today marks the fifth anniversary of Israel’s stepped-up blockade of Gaza.
Five years ago, in June of 2007, after Hamas won elections in Gaza and expelled Fatah leaders, Israel clamped down on Gaza, denying entrance to Gaza for many products—foods, construction materials, fuels, etc.
For twelve hours today The Guardian UK is blogging from Gaza, exploring life there today and the effects of Israel’s blockade. Take a look at interviews with some of the children of Gaza, telling about their lives and their hopes for the future:
There you can also see a report on Gaza’s fishermen and more about the history of the blockade.