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Gaza youth group spotlights Palestinian talent

A restaurant in Gaza is hosting a cultural center that allows young Palestinians to express their talent and use it to further the Palestinian cause.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Cordoba Students' Center started a recent meeting with the sounds of musical instruments and Arabic melodies. The attendees gathered in the Cordoba Restaurant, in southern Gaza City, where the meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month in a private room. Arab originality and Palestinian heritage are showcased in the room's books, photos and other decorations.

The center has allowed young Gazan students to rebel peacefully together against their bitter reality of life under the stifling blockade on their city and against the backdrop of the Palestinian division. The group hosted its first art, culture and music festival Dec. 5 to proclaim to the world that Gaza has another side that eagerly embraces life.

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