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He was looking for a woman with particular attributes, hopefully a widow of a man killed in the struggle against Israel, without children, between 25 and 30, from southern Gaza. “She is beautiful and a widow of a martyr at the same time,” says Abu Mustafa, using the word preferred by Palestinians for a killed fighter, often a terrorist to Israelis. “When I get wealthy, I will marry the third wife.” The couple met on Wesal – it means communion or reunion in Arabic – a first-of-its-kind matchmaking website in Gaza.

“We want to spread joy and connections between people” and help them with “finding love and peace after going through a lot of suffering,” he says.“Women who lost their men during the last three wars have difficult lives and few options,” says Reham Owda, a Gaza-based writer and analyst of women’s issues.“In most cases the husband’s family pressures the woman to marry the brother-in-law to control her life and seize any financial aid she receives.” Owda adds that if the widow’s husband is affiliated with a political party, it might intervene and pressure the woman to marry a man from same group.She will often agree because she is struggling financially and the group will pay her a salary.“This matchmaking service is positive because it encourages these women to choose the potential husband without fear and pressure in this religious and patriarchal society,” says Owda.Wesal not only facilitates marriages for widows, but also for the divorced and those who have never married.

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