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Like millions of Palestinian refugees in the region, Matta has inherited the memories of the people expelled from their homes and of entire villages razed by Jewish militias in 1948 .With the rate of unemployment among Gaza's refugees at a staggering 47 percent, Matta's immediate concern is the economic situation in the camps and an educated youth with no work prospects that cannot have real ambitions outside the enclave because of the siege.Gaza's 1.9 million refugees, 72 percent of the strip's population, are feeling the brunt of an economic crisis across the enclave heightened by the Israeli siege, a partial Egyptian blockade, cessations in salary payments by the Palestinian Authority and funding cuts to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. "I don't know what's the bill we have to pay just because we're Palestinians," he added.Although steadfast in their attachment and sacrifice to their rights, other refugees in Gaza also speak of the uncertainties surrounding their future. Mazen Moussa, a member of the refugee committee in the Maghazi camp, firmly believes in the legality that UNRWA gives to the rights of Palestinian refugees.Israeli forces have already killed 54 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,000 others since the start of the protests on March 30 .
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