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.