The story of Hanukkah underscores a powerful truth: Oppressed people will always find the strength to resist, even in the bleakest of times. On the 10th anniversary of Israel's intensification of the Gaza blockade and the Gaza Massacre, which killed nearly 1,500 Palestinians, including over 300 children, we should light a candle to commemorate the spirit of the Palestinian struggle against all odds.
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