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Palestinians: Dying to Live Free

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Small amounts allowed international organizations require pre-approval. Getting it is burdensome and expensive. Farm products and other goods can't reach West Bank or foreign markets. 

Except for tiny amounts, Israel prohibits exports. Rafah Crossing when open for goods is woefully inadequate. 

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Gazans depend heavily on its tunnel economy. Nearly half the civilian goods available enter that way. They're mostly construction materials.

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Israeli restrictions ban most goods. Some essentials are affected. Gaza's siege is imposed punitively. It has nothing to do with security. 

Hamas demanded it be lifted. It settled for uncertain easing. Expect Israel to renege on minimal concessions made. It's practically guaranteed. It happened many times before.

Other than for "exceptional (mostly medical) humanitarian cases," travel between Gaza and the West Bank is prohibited. It still is and much more. Besieged Gazans remain isolated.

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West Bank/East Jerusalem Palestinians are denied free movement. They're impeded by enclosed population centers, closed borders, roadblocks, checkpoints, electric fences, other barricades, curfews, Separation Wall enclosure, and expanding settlements.

Fundamental human and civil rights are denied throughout the Territories. Collective punishment is imposed. Israeli soldiers enforce occupation harshness. So do Fatah shock troops.

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