Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

At sunrise in Gaza, a coastal path begins to fill up with pedestrians as growing numbers of Palestinians have taken up walking to relieve the stress of being trapped inside the Israel-blockaded enclave.Life in Gaza, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, was mentally taxing even before the novel coronavirus outbreak brought additional hardship, including nightly curfews and tight movement restrictions.”There’s a lot of mental pressure in Gaza. We suffer from it,” said 40-year-old Walid al-Louh, wearing a New York Yankees cap.”People come out to walk along the seashore, just to let …

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