Gazans rip apart airport tarmac

With construction materials in short supply, people are digging up tarmac for stones.

    Hundreds of people have descended on the old international airport in Gaza, digging up the tarmac and taking away truckloads of stones to sell as construction material.

    Once able to handle 700,000 passengers per year, the $86m airport has faced a decade of Israeli bombardment.

    Now, with construction materials in short supply in Gaza, Palestinians say they have no choice but to destroy what is left of the airport's tarmac, so the stones can be used for rebuilding other structures.

    Nicole Johnston reports from Rafah.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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