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Singer turns her modest act into a stirring breakthrough

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Ms Okasha follows the Culture Ministry's rules when performing: standing still while singing, dressing modestly and sticking to patriotic music.

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Ms Okasha follows the Culture Ministry's rules when performing: standing still while singing, dressing modestly and sticking to patriotic music.

Gaza City, Gaza Strip

RAWAN Okasha pushed aside the black curtains, her large kohl-lined eyes scanning the two-storey theatre packed with people. Then she did something that no other woman has done in public in Gaza for nearly a decade: She began to sing.

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