Gazan one-armed girl makes accessories for a living


A one-armed girl from the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip has been able to create a social media store to sell her homemade accessories.

Walaa Al-Nateell, who was born with one arm, overcame life’s adversities, finding recognition for her outstanding talent as an accessories maker in an age when disabled people were generally ignored.

The 19-year-old girl, whose talent has made her a social media star and an inspiration to many, holds threads and some beads with one arm to make gifts and souvenirs. She told A24 News Agency that these products are a source of her daily expenses amid the poor economic conditions of her six-member family and the refugee camp where she lives.

Walaa, who finished the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination last year, told A24 News Agency that she hopes to join university soon and wear a prosthetic arm to help her carry out everyday activities.


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