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Jazz concert offers respite for besieged Gazans

Gazans have few options for evening entertainment between tight restrictions from the Hamas government and the economic crisis caused by the blockade.

GAZA CITY , Gaza Strip — In a very irregular night in the conservative enclave, hundreds of people of both genders gathered at the fancy Al-Mathaf hotel’s main hall, overlooking the beach, to attend a jazz concert performed by local and Swedish artists.

People of different ages seemed excited to attend such a concert not only because they were interested in music, but also because such concerts are barely possible in Gaza.

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