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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sexual harassment in Gaza markets

Firas Press reports that the crowded markets of Khan Younis have become a center for young men touching and groping Gaza women.

The article states that the men will seek out the most crowded areas and purposefully jostle the women, using the overcrowding as an excuse. The women are afraid to scream because they think that no one would believe them.

As a result, many Gaza women are avoiding shopping altogether, sending their husbands instead.

The women also complain about men sidling up to them in public transportation.