Watch | Singing sensation from Gaza aims to make Gazans forget sufferings
Adel Meshoukhi is a known name in the streets of Gaza. Dozens of youngsters mob him when he steps out, chanting his name, and singing some of his songs. A former security guard for the Hamas militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, Meshoukhi has so far posted four videos in as many months. Most of them are about random topics such as cats, trousers and Palestinian politicians. He says his aim is to make Gazans, forget their sufferings for a while. The Strip’s economy is in turmoil and unemployment is at 43 percent among the territory’s 1.95 million population. Gaza faces an energy crisis, using an 8-hour on, 8-hour off rationing system. Water supplies to Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank have also long been a point of tension with Israel.