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06 Apr 2010 05:36 GMT | Business & Economy, Middle East, Israel
Since the Israeli-imposed blockade of Gaza almost three years ago, the economy in the Palestinian territory has all but collapsed.
Supplies are tight and that's meant the cost of buying a car or house is beyond the reach of the ordinary buyer.
But amid the gloom, there are a few short term winners. Used car dealers are doing brisk business since new cars are no more available and residents are buying second hand cars to use them as taxis. Real estate prices have also escalated after many Palestinians lost their homes during Israel's war on the territory last year.
Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports.
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