AP - Weddings have emerged as a welcome celebration that slices through the often morose mood in the Gaza Strip, even as the Palestinian coastal territory endures blockades from Israel and Egypt and an oppressive Hamas regime.
- Despite Aid to Gaza, Israel-Turkey Deal Offers Palestinians Little Hope
- It's Been a Decade. Open Gaza, the Palestinian Ghetto
- Israel Undermines Gaza's Economic Recovery as It Clamps Down on Travel, Imports
For both poor and well-off Gazans, weddings are a days-long, lavish affair of parties and dancing.