In pictures: Gaza's Samouni Street


No cement

"My cousin is building a room here, just with bricks," says Helmi. "He's not using cement, just soil, because there is no cement to buy."

Israel is preventing building materials from entering Gaza under its blockade of the territory, saying they could be used by militant groups to manufacture weapons and sites to launch them from.

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