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Two Years Since War, Gaza Blockade Plunging Palestinians Deeper into Poverty


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Two Years Since War, Gaza Blockade Plunging Palestinians Deeper into Poverty

WASHINGTON - As the blockade imposed by Israel approaches its 9th anniversary, it continues to devastate the lives and livelihoods of 1.8 million Palestinians living in Gaza. This collective punishment keeps people poor, denies them their rights and fails to make Israel safer, Oxfam said today.

Oxfam Country Director Chris Eijkemans said the restricted movement of people and goods has crippled Gaza’s economic growth and the lives of Palestinians.

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Isn't Israel against the boycott but yet sees no problem with a blockade?