© Nora Schweitzer
Gaza
Die-hard and cheeky

Gaza! Gaza! Gaza! Those four letters can magically strike terror in the heart of anyone. What does the Gaza Strip provoke in people’s minds? A tiny, overpopulated enclave, war, bombings, the constant humanitarian crisis, the eternal blockade. But Gaza has more to offer than this sad portrait. When you cross the border, you meet incredible people who, as wounded as they are, always get back up.

Talking about a generation Y in Gaza is always surprising. How did they manage to become, in this open air prison, so talented and open to the world? The answer is simple: when you’re 25 and in Gaza, you cultivate hope through work, creativity and a questioning of what lies beyond. This is how the youth of this tormented enclave stay strong. This city has an energy that no one suspects.