A clothing factory in Gaza is now making 100,000 face masks a day — and they all go to Israel
- A clothing factory in
Gazais now producing 100,000 face masksa day and sending them to Israel.
- The factory laid off all its workers after production stopped at the end of January because of the coronavirus.
- A couple months later, an Israeli fashion retailer commissioned the factory to start making masks.
- The coronavirus outbreak is more widespread in Israel and the West Bank than in Gaza, which is why some Gazan factories have been enlisted to make equipment for them. But some still worry about Gaza.
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The al-Bahaa' clothing factory in Gaza produces 100,000 masks per day — and they all go to Israel.
Like countless other businesses, the factory was forced to stop production at the end of January when business slowed due to the coronavirus.
But just a couple months later, an Israeli fashion retailer commissioned the factory to start producing masks and sent them fabric to begin production.
The owner, Rizq al-Madhoon, was able to rehire each one of his 200 employees — and now, they're all working overtime to keep up with demand.
But many still worry about the rest of Gaza.
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