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|At 6:00 PM|
December 8, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:28 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 4:39 p.m.
|Traveled Since Yesterday|
0 m / 0 km
1476 mi / 2377 km
|Lat: 31° 31' 56" N|
Lon: 34° 27' 07" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m
- Where We Are: Gaza City
- Where We're Staying: DIA / Diwan el Shabab
- Places We Visited: Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Palestinian National Authority
- Featured Site: DIA / Diwan el Shabab
- Person of the Day: Emmanuel Delpuech, French coordinator of DIA
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: no food, just hunger
- Breakfast: cookies and juice with the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport of Palestine
- Lunch: nothing!
- Dinner: Corinne and andrEa jammed on a Palestinian version of falafel, while our more numerous group of visitors to Gaza shared mixed salad, humus, tahini, kofta, and shwarma.
- Olive Count: 1246
- Word of the Day: Sadaqqa means "friendship" in Arabic.
- Tech Fact of the Day: An estimated 1–1.2 million Palestinians (there is a census being conducted right now) live in the approximately 350-square-kilometer strip of land that is Gaza. Approximately 70% of the people in Gaza are under the age of 25. Most of those who are under the age of 30 and not married are not allowed to leave Gaza, even to work in Israel. In fact, most of the people who were born in Gaza after 1967 have never left. (This striking picture/postcard , designed by DIA / Diwan el Shabab, is used with their permission.)
- Flat Count (Cumulative): 4
- Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 19
Next Stop: We are staying in Gaza!
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