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A fishy problem

March 4, 2010

PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/FISHDespite its seaside location, Gaza  is  relying on fish smuggled through tunnels.

Since Israel tightened its blockade after its offensive in Gaza last January,  Palestinian fishermen have been restricted to an even smaller area at sea that is now overfished. To compensate for the dwindling supply, fish are being raised in farms, and brought through tunnels between Egypt and the coastal strip.

Efforts to compensate for what were once staple Gaza foods highlight the deepening impact of Israel’s land, air and sea blockade, says Reuters correspondent Nidal al-Mughrabi. Read the rest of his story here.

Check out this video from Reuters TV on the under-land journey of   “two-thirds fresh”  fish from Egypt to Gaza markets below:

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