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Gaza: The economic cost of war

What is the impact of Israel's assault and ongoing siege on Gaza's population?

Last updated: 16 Sep 2014 15:13
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Israel's month-long offensive on the Gaza Strip has killed almost 2,000 people, destroyed large parts of the Strip, and caused untold damage to an already besieged economy.

What is the impact of siege, occupation and economic limitations on Gaza's people? What is the state of Gaza's economy and infrastructure? And beyond a full ceasefire, what will change the fortunes of Gaza's people and economy?

Nicole Johnston's report counts the cost of a military campaign that as well as claiming lives has made everyday life an extraordinary struggle.

We talk to Mohammad Shtayyeh, the minister for the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR), about Gaza's economy under attack, unemployment, poverty and natural gas.

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