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With Little to Lose, Gaza’s Men Drawn to Border Protests

Marwan Shtewi is poor, unemployed and at the age of 32 has never left the Gaza Strip. With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi is among the crowds of young men who put themselves on the front lines of violent protests along the border with Israel, risking their lives in a weekly showdown meant to draw attention to the dire conditions of Gaza. While protest organizers voice slogans of defending Jerusalem and returning to the lost homes of their forefathers in Israel, it is the...

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