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Gaza tunnels going out of business
Tunnels used to smuggle in goods to Gazans are closing down after Israel eased its blockade.
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2010 10:16 GMT

Smuggling tunnels linking Egypt and Gaza have been called a lifeline for Palestinians during Israel's stifling three-year blockade of the Palestinian territory.

But now that Israel is allowing more goods into Gaza, the smugglers have started going out of business.

More than 150 tunnel operations have closed and thousands of people risk losing their jobs.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Rafah, where the once busy smuggling bussiness has turned strangely quiet.

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