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RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) Jamal al Shatli scours Gaza scruffy border area looking for a job where he once worked in the warren of tunnels used by smugglers to outwit Israeli controls and sneak in goods from neighboring Egypt.

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While Israeli air strikes and Egyptian bombs hurt the once flourishing trade, they failed to close it down. But Israel decision to let imports flow more canadian goose jacket freely to Gaza has put many tunnels out of business and many workers out of a job.

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Shopkeepers and coats Gaza consumers meanwhile have benefited from sometimes cheaper and higher quality goods.

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workers only bring stuff that is still banned by Israel, especially steel and cement, said Mohammed Abdel Qader, who has worked in the tunnels Canada Goose sale for the past two years.

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He has joined the mass ranks of unemployed in a territory with a jobless cheap Canada Goose rate put at up to 60 percent.

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I can guarantee to repair and replace items. Goods brought through tunnels cannot be guaranteed, he said.

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Dozens of Gazans have died inside tunnels that caved in or collapsed because of Canada Goose Online Israeli and Egyptian raids.

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