Catching songbirds at Gaza’s ruined airport

Palestinian songbird catcher Hamza Abu Shalhoub, 16, walks at the site of Gaza destroyed airport, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

RAFAH (Reuters) – On many days, Hamza Abu Shalhoub is the only person sitting inside the derelict VIP lounge of what used to be Gaza International Airport. Hemmed in by Egyptian border posts to the south and Israeli watchtowers to the east, he makes a living by trying to trap and sell songbirds, using other […]

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