Gazans burn tires in Rafah as they protest rising costs

Palestinians burn tires during a protest in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 28, 2024 (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Palestinians burn tires during a protest in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 28, 2024 (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Gazans are burning tires at a protest in the southern city of Rafah against rising prices.

“Did they bring us from Gaza [City] to here to provide us with food and drink, or to kill us?” one man says to AFP, without clarifying if he is referring to the Hamas terror group, which runs the enclave, or to Israel which called on civilians to evacuate amid the fighting.

“I do not see any government official here,” he says.

Costs for Gazan civilians are rocketing in the enclave due to a scarcity of supplies and price-gouging.

The United Nations has warned that 2.2 million people in Gaza are on the brink of famine.

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