From wood to coal

Published April 1, 2013
A Palestinian worker covers the holes of smokes coming from a pile of smoldering wood during the process of turning wood into coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.
A Palestinian worker covers the holes of smokes coming from a pile of smoldering wood during the process of turning wood into coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.
Palestinian worker Hamuda Mahdi, who oversees production of coal at night, poses for a photograph at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.
Palestinian worker Hamuda Mahdi, who oversees production of coal at night, poses for a photograph at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.
Workers collect wood to be burned and turned into coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.
Workers collect wood to be burned and turned into coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.
Workers remove coal from a pile at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops east of Gaza City.
Workers remove coal from a pile at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops east of Gaza City.
A Palestinian works at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City. In adapting to years of border blockades and shortages, Gazans have become experts at recycling and making new out of old including turning scrap wood into charcoal to be used for barbecue grills and water pipes in local restaurants and coffee houses.
A Palestinian works at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City. In adapting to years of border blockades and shortages, Gazans have become experts at recycling and making new out of old including turning scrap wood into charcoal to be used for barbecue grills and water pipes in local restaurants and coffee houses.
Palestinian workers sort coal to be sacked and sold, in the Jabalya refugee camp in the north of Gaza Strip.
Palestinian workers sort coal to be sacked and sold, in the Jabalya refugee camp in the north of Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian worker is seen from a shack as he inspects piles of coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.
A Palestinian worker is seen from a shack as he inspects piles of coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.

Palestinian workers cover the holes of smokes coming from a pile of smoldering wood during the process of turning wood into coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City.

In adapting to years of border blockades and shortages, Gazans have become experts at recycling and making new out of old including turning scrap wood into charcoal to be used for barbecue grills and water pipes in local restaurants and coffee houses.

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