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Career Dreams Deferred by Gaza Blockade

Amir Arafat is shopping for his family. He has nothing better to do. Since he returned to Gaza 18 months ago with a degree in computer science from a U.S. university, he has not been able to find a job. “The economy is pretty tough around here. There’s no room for new innovations, technologies, because you don’t know what tomorrow’s going to bring," Arafat said.  "There could be no electricity and, especially in the technology industry, you need electricity.” Fuel is in short ...

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