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Gaza Suicides Rise As Living Conditions Deteriorate

Hamas continues to dismiss Gaza's rising suicide rates as a result of a lack of religiosity in society.
A Palestinian boy plays outside his family's dwelling as his mother looks out in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip June 15, 2013.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTX10OW9
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Since the beginning of 2013, the Gaza Strip has been witnessing a sudden rise in the rate of suicides by various means and methods including hanging, immolation and jumping from high heights — mostly as a result of the difficult living conditions.

On June 27, Gaza police found 25-year-old Nidal Mohammad al-Adlouni, a resident of al-Namsawi neighborhood in the Khan Yunis governorate, hanging inside his grocery shop in the south of the Gaza Strip.

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