Most of Gaza’s youthful population were either not born or were not mature enough to remember the first days of the Israeli siege.

Yet, they fully understand that their harsh reality is the outcome of the 17-year-long blockade, involving not only Israel but Egypt as well.

The Palestine Chronicle joined a group of children and teenagers as they held a vigil at the Gaza port, demanding an end to their seemingly perpetual imprisonment in the tiny, overpopulated, and impoverished enclave.

One of the placards held by the children read: “800,000 Children in Gaza Have Only Ever Known Life Under Blockade.”

Indeed, the statement expresses a painful reality.

They Were Not Alive when the Siege Began: Gaza Kids Demand Justice (PHOTOS)