Abu Moneer spent much time looking for the kerosene cooker that he kept on the ceiling of his house, in a place he specified for antique and no longer used items, his search for a moment looked like a lost treasure quest.
A smile drew on his face when he could finally find it as it is his currant life-saving when he said:" you are back!"
Bad conditions in the Gaza Strip are taking Gazans back to the old simple life; Umm-Ismael goes back in time when she recalls:" we never knew gas cookers in the past, in fact we got by with kerosene cookers and clay stoves."
This old lady tries to teach her daughter and younger housewives who never used these cookers before how to use these kerosene cookers who some of them refuse to work on, but eventually they will have to use it.
Umm-Ismael said that the siege has taken them back to the old times and made them use things that have disappeared from the Palestinian community, things that were replaced with high-tech tools.
What makes the situation worse is that now not only gas is missing very recently kerosene has started to decrease from the market itself which forced many Palestinians do rely on diesel as a third alternative.
Fixing damaged kerosene cookers is a new task many Gazans has to perform; it is very common to witness lines piling up at fixing stores as people are trying to use these again. Ironically, old men who never thought kerosene cookers will be back again, started to earn little money out of fixing damaged kerosene antique cookers.
This is the last trend in Gaza, the last thing to be replaced recently, so now we are waiting for the latest to come yet!