The second the electricity comes on, Gaza’s men and women are jolted
into urgent action, running to do laundry, bake bread, pump water into
their tanks for domestic use, iron clothes, and charge laptops,
cellphones, and other electrical appliances.
Palestinians warm themselves around a fire in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on January 15, 2014, (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)