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Two female Palestinian graduates, Heba Al-Hallaq, 32, and Heba Al Qudra, 22, open their own restaurant, to face unemployment in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza strip, on September 8, 2021. Gaza’s 2-million population remains under “remote control” occupation and a strict siege, which has destroyed the local economy, strangled Palestinian livelihoods, plunged them into unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty, and cut off from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and the wider world. Photo by Ashraf Amra