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Gaza's building boom defies siege
With supplies from Egypt easier to get, the Palestinian enclave's construction industry is thriving again.
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2011 19:44



Thousands of construction workers are being asked to return to work as the Gaza Strip finds itself in the middle of a building boom.

The Contractors' Association says more than 14,000 new construction jobs have been created this year.
 
The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave over the past four years had brought construction to a standstill.

But since the Egyptian revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, supplies have been easier to come by.

Gazans say rather than force them to haul construction material through the tunnels, Israel should end its siege and allow lorries to bring the material over the border.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

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