From behind his desk, he hears about 20 cases a day and rules

economic misery and piles of debt

(Wissam Nassar/For The Washington Post)

GAZA CITY Every Friday for the past Canada Goose Coats On Sale month, thousands of Palestinians have surged to Gaza’s border fence Canada Goose Jackets with Israel in a show canada canada goose store goose outlet jackets buy canada goose jacket of anger and defiance, some throwing stones and molotov cocktails, others simply wanting to be there.

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Across the cheap canada goose uk 140 square mile territory, Gazans are struggling to finance Canada Goose Parka their daily lives. Young people unable to pay for weddings or homes of their own are delaying uk canada goose marriage, canada goose outlet sale figures show, while health officials say suicide, once virtually unheard of in canada goose factory outlet Gaza, canada goose jacket outlet is on the rise.

Universities say students are dropping out because they cannot afford the canada goose uk shop fees.

Unemployment in Gaza is nearly 50percent, and 68percent of those between the ages of 20 and 24 are jobless, according to figures from the Palestine Trade Center.

The United Nations is canada goose outlet toronto factory warning that something has got to give. Even Israeli security officials have sounded an alarm in recent months, warning that a canada goose coats on sale humanitarian crisis couldset off canada goose outlet reviews an canadian goose jacket explosion of violence, putting Israel itself at risk.”We are on the edge of economic collapse,” canada goose outlet uk sale said Judge Mohammed Nofal, sorting through a pile of case files in his courtroom in central Gaza, canada goose clearance sale where canada goose plaintiffs and accused debtors shuffle in and out to have canada goose outlet shop their financial cases heard.

Nofal’s courtroom, nothing more canada goose outlet store uk than a small office stacked with files, provides a glimpse into Gaza’s economic hardships. From behind his desk, he hears about 2018 canada goose 20 cases a day and rules on another 80 just from the paperwork.

Employees at a Gaza court check files of outstanding financial cases. (Wissam Nassar/For The Washington Post)

Lawyers wait inside the Gaza courthouse. (Wissam Nassar/For The Washington Post)

Mohammed Nofal, a judge, checks the financial files for cases he will rule on. (Wissam Nassar/For The Washington Post)

Nofal, one of two financial judges in the Gaza court, said he heard 12,000 cases last year, up 50percent canada goose coats from the year before. In 2016, the figure was $62million.

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When canada goose outlet parka they fail to pay their creditors, a domino effect of defaults is triggered, Nofal said.

Nabil canada goose outlet nyc Abu Afash, 58, used to sell furniture on installment. But customers stopped paying him and he had no way to recoup the losses, he said. He sold his house to Canada Goose Outlet cover $90,000 of his own debt and now owes rent to a landlord.

On a recent day, he was in buy canada goose jacket cheap line outside the courthouse, waiting to request that his overdue rent be deferred, canada goose uk black friday when his landlord happened canada goose outlet in usa to pass by.

“I owe him $3,000,” Abu Afash said.

“Four thousand,” countered the landlord, canada goose outlet store Hatem Qalaga, who said he came to canada goose clearance court to petition that his debtors goose outlet canada be imprisoned.

“What am I supposed to do?” Qalaga continued. “I’m owed $100,000, and now I’m canada goose uk outlet $30,000 in debt myself.”

“It’s collapsing, collapsing,” he said of Gaza’s economy.

As they spoke, canada goose factory sale a man canada goose outlet uk nearby canada goose outlet was bundled off to prison in a police car.

Nofal said prison is a last resort. But he signed 20 arrest warrants on his canada goose outlet black friday desk that day.

Everyone is feeling the pinch, he said, acknowledging that his own salary was cut by the local government by 60percent, to $800 a month.


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