Editor’s Note: See, Weaponizing Poverty.
From: The New Arab
Tobacco tax leaves Gazan dreams up in smoke
Cigarette vendors hawk their wares on every street in Gaza [Fadi]
“These taxes are the reason why I’m drenched in debt.”
It’s a vicious circle: the addiction and the price cigarettes can command drives many young peddlers to the streets and alleyways to hawk the poison; one can barely navigate the roads and alleyways without stumbling over them.