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Hamas, Islamic Jihad finance 'resistance' dramas for Ramadan

Islamist groups in the Gaza Strip argue that films should reflect the realities of the Israeli occupation.
Palestinian men smoke waterpipes as they watch the Syrian drama series "Bab al-Hara" ("The Door to the Neighborhood") in a cafe, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Oct. 8, 2007.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The armed factions in the Palestinian territories are the parties that are in charge of producing TV series in the Gaza Strip, which are in general of poor quality amid a lack of funding. Despite this, they insist on being present in the TV scene during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, during which Arab series compete for audiences and viewer ratings. 

These productions have now become limited to pro-resistance drama. Producers claim that this is the Palestinian reality and they need to present it to the world through arts, which is nothing but a representation of the people's lives.

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