- Muslim women with niqab used their Christmas Eve making Santa Claus dolls at a factory in Umm al-Nasser, Gaza Strip
- The women have received a three-year vocational training that has prepared them for the task
- According to the company, they are versed in making all kinds of special gifts for all holidays
A group of veiled Muslim women spent Christmas Eve sewing Santa Claus dolls at a factory in the Gaza Strip.
According to Daily Mail, many of those women are forbidden from leaving their village. They were employed at a factory in Umm al-Nasser, a village in northern Gaza.
The factory where the women work is run by an organisation called the Zeina Cooperative. The outfit said that it gave the women a three-year training where they learnt to make gifts for all holidays.
For this festive period, they made gifts that ranged from Christmas trees to different Santa Claus models.
The organisers also said that some of them learnt carpentry. The Christmas presents were packed in boxes with “Merry Christmas” written on it in both Arabic and English.
Most of their customers are foreign nationals who are working in international organisations in the strip.
Hanin Rizk al-Sammak, Zeina’s executive director, said that the programme is an opportunity for the women to leave the house and work, and opportunity to showcase their abilities.
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