Gaza brain drain: Woes force thousands to leave

Stifled opportunities - the 11-year-old blockade has suppressed Gaza's industry and its people and many are taking a rare chance to try their option abroad.

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    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been locked in what has been described as the world's largest open-air prison for the past 11 years by Israel's strict blockade.

    But recently there's been a small window of opportunity to get out.

    Egypt's reopening of the Rafah Crossing in May has allowed thousands of Palestinians to leave the enclave, many indefinitely, and that's hurting Gaza's already crippled economy.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Gaza.


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