Gaza Strip residents have struggled to get fuel for their vehicles because of a variety of factors that have led to a severe shortage of gasoline and diesel. Perhaps worse, though, the only power plant in Gaza runs on diesel so a fuel shortage has meant 18 hours a day without electricity.
After the swift collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire plan and the reported capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants, people in the Gaza Strip are looking at the prospect of entering their fifth week under a deadly military offensive with no end in sight.
Huge swathes of Gaza lie in rubble in the aftermath of intense fighting between Hamas and Israel. Gazans who have returned to their homes during a ceasefire are shocked by the damage and hoping that the short peace will hold.
It's been a year since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war. In the wake of the conflict, vast devastation can still be seen across the Gaza Strip’s scarred landscape. Despite the challenges of living in Gaza, many press forward. These six women are working to find their way despite the trying circumstances.
Chef Wareef Kassem Hamedo believes food isn’t just food, it has a soul. He dreamed of opening a restaurant in his hometown of Aleppo, Syria. As the conflict there rages on, Hamedo has finally opened his restaurant — but as a refugee in Gaza.
Palestinians are protesting in the Gaza Strip, with demonstrations planned for several more weeks. One Palestinian man says people just want a better future. An Israeli who lives on the other side of the border fence says he just wants to live in peace with his neighbors.