Life for Palestinians in Gaza under Hamas has been extremely difficult. Palestinian civilians lack basic water, sanitation, and electricity infrastructures, as well as access to upward economic mobility and the rights to freedom of speech and self-expression. The constant suffering from rampant political and economic corruption has left civilians in Gaza with a sense of despair and a longing for a change in leadership.

Chapters:
00:00 Intro
00:41 Brief history of the Gaza Strip
01:55 The First Intifada and economics
03:58 The Oslo Accords and the Second Intifada
05:08 The Disengagement and Palestinian elections in Gaza
06:23 The Hamas Charter and Hamas rule in Gaza
07:51 Egyptian and Israeli blockade
09:08 Hamas tunnels in Gaza
11:01 Water infrastructure in Gaza
13:00 Debt and economic corruption
14:27 Hamas leadership’s extravagant lifestyle
15:25 Hamas executions of Palestinians
16:47 March, 2019 Gazan protests against Hamas, #WeWantToLive
18:28 Lack of basic human rights in Gaza
20:51 Palestinian perspectives of the 2023 Israel-Hamas War
22:12 The Christian minority in Gaza
23:13 Hamas prevents Gazans from fleeing
24:16 What do Palestinians want when the war ends?

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With thanks to the Center for Peace Communications (@PeaceComms) for donating the footage of Whispered in Gaza to this project. For more from that series, go to www.peacecomms.org/gaza
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— Barry Skolnick
Co-Executive Producer:
— Shmuel Katz
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Translation credits:
Portuguese: Saymon Pires, www.livrariasafra.com.br, @safralivraria

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