The emergency committees in Jabalia camp north decided Gaza stripEstablishing points to sell saj bread with the aim of alleviating the severe bread shortage, after the Israeli occupation army destroyed Gaza bakeries during its ongoing aggression against the Strip.
The points established by the emergency committees provide a service to the population by providing bakers who receive flour from citizens and undertake the task of kneading and baking it on primitive wood-fired baking sheets.
Video clips show the way bakers prepare this type of bread, which has become popular after the destruction of hundreds of bakeries in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the war waged by Israel on the Strip.
The residents of Gaza are suffering due to the scarcity of foodstuffs in general, especially bread, due to the stifling siege imposed on the Strip, which has made the demand for bread many times greater than its availability.
Those in charge of the emergency committees initiative aimed at facilitating obtaining bread, by issuing numbers to residents who stand in line to obtain daily bread rations, but many of them return empty-handed when they run out of flour, and each family’s share of bread does not exceed 11 loaves of bread per day, and it amounts to 11 loaves of bread per day. Its cost is 1.5 US dollars.
One of the bakers says: “We are facing a catastrophic situation here in Jabalia camp due to the lack of resources and flour.”
While a woman expressed her distress by saying: “My family consists of 23 members, and I do not know how I will feed them with only 11 loaves of bread. How long will we continue to live like this?”
Another citizen compared the current hardship to past crises, saying: “These days are more difficult than what we went through in 1948, 1956, or even 1967. We are facing real famine, the spread of epidemics, and a catastrophic situation. I have a family of 7 members, and this amount of bread is not enough.”