Sabah Abu Ghanim (right), began surfing at age 5 in the Mediterranean off the coast of the Gaza Strip. She was taught by her father, Rajab Abu Ghanim (left). But now that she's 17 and has graduated from high school, Sabah's parents have arranged a marriage and told her it's time to quit surfing. Here, father and daughter pose at home with a secondhand surfboard Rajab bought for the the family. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Gaza's Surfer Girl Hangs Up Her Board — And Not By Choice

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Mohammad al-Hattab (left) and Samira Syam both teach driving at the al-Jarajwa school in Gaza City. Hattab was stopped by Hamas police, and his permit to teach temporarily revoked, for driving alone with a female student. Syam says nobody bothers her if she has a male student alone. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Hamas: Gaza Women Learning To Drive Must Have A Chaperone

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A view of Gaza City's Shujaya neighborhood shows this rebuilt home surrounded by others that were destroyed in 2014 and have not yet been reconstructed. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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In Gaza, A Few New, Shiny Homes Rise Amid The Rubble

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A young man walks by holes made by the Egyptian military to destroy smuggling tunnels connected to Gaza. The demolitions have put pressure on Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza and has long counted on smuggling tunnels as its lifeline. Ahmed Abd El Latif/AP hide caption

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Risky Gazans Begin Digging Out Smuggling Tunnels To Egypt Again

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Displaced Palestinians seek shelter in the courtyard of a United Nations-run elementary school in Jabaliya, a northern Gaza town, in July 2014 — shortly before the school was hit by what the UN says was Israeli artillery. Israel has opened a criminal investigation into the attack. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Will Israel Charge Soldiers In Gaza Civilian Deaths?

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A mural is seen on the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. Suhaib Salem/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Islamist group Hamas, shown here in a rally in the Gaza Strip on Dec. 12, is the strongest faction in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic State, or ISIS, is not believed to be in the territory, though fliers purporting to be from the group have circulated in Gaza. They are widely believed to be fake, but both Israel and Hamas have tried to use them to their advantage. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Gaza, The Specter Of ISIS Proves Useful To Both Sides

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A Palestinian with a green headband, which identifies him as a Hamas supporters, helps a fellow protester with a black-and-white scarf, the symbol of the Fatah movement. They were both taking part in a demonstration near the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 4. The factions agreed to end their feud earlier this year, but many of their supporters remain bitter rivals. Majdi Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Just Under The Surface, Palestinian Rivals Remain Bitterly Divided

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A Palestinian worker checks a truck loaded with bags of cement as it crosses into southern Gaza from Israel last year. Israel has restricted cement supplies to only specific projects. Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Tight Restrictions And Rubble, A Cement Shortage In Gaza

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Mai Hamada, 30, was injured by an Israeli airstrike on a home for the disabled in July in the Gaza Strip. Hamada has cerebral palsy and can't walk. Israel is investigating cases of possible illegal action by its military and may look into the attack on the group home. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Israel Says It Is Investigating Dozens Of Gaza Shootings

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The destroyed and deserted main gate of the Gaza international airport in the southern city of Rafah. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

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Palestinians look out of a window frame in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun on Monday. Media reports say a cease-fire has been extended for 24 hours. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Israeli Merkava tank drives past a field of sunflowers along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as it moves out of the Gaza Strip on Aug. 3. Gil Cohen Magen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

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