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Having set 30,000 tires alight in protests, Gaza motorists now in trouble

After 6 months of Hamas-led border riots, burning hundreds of tires that fill Israel’s sky with thick toxic smoke each day, the protesters have forced the price of tires in Gaza to skyrocket, making a pair of new tires an unaffordable luxury.

By The Associated Press

 

Palestinians in Gaza have coped with shortages of just about everything in more than a decade of border closures—from chocolate to medicines to fuel and building supplies. Now, six months of March of Return protests have added an unexpected item to that list: car tires.

Tires are a favored item by demonstrators during the weekly riots—they are set on fire, then tossed toward Israeli troops across the border.In response, Israel has halted tire imports into the strip, sending prices skyrocketing and forcing Gaza motorists to find creative solutions to keep their vehicles on the road. Continue Reading »