Gazans prepare for new school year - 20 Aug 08

Al Jazeera English

by Al Jazeera English

Israel's year-long blockade on Gaza has led to high unemployment and inflation rates in the territory.

Just before the start of the new school year, many families are scrambling to buy basic items such as uniforms and notebooks for their children.

But as Ashraf Amritti reports, they are luxuries many Palestinians simply cannot afford.