Waiters in the Atfaluna restaurant
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Gaza restaurant staffed by deaf people beats prejudices

11 January 2013 Last updated at 19:12 GMT

According to statistics, 1.5% of all Gazans over the age of five has some form of hearing disability.

Now a restaurant in the Gaza Strip is giving some of these deaf people a chance to break down prejudices about their potential.

A charity called Atfaluna - Arabic for "our children" - has helped set up a restaurant of the same name where 12 out of its 14 staff are deaf.

Roopa Suchak reports.