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Rising food and fuel prices in Gaza come as a direct result of political instability in Egypt, and exemplify just one of the many additional hardships endured by civilian populations in regions in turmoil:

GAZA, 7 February 2011 (IRIN) – More than a week of political unrest in Egypt has heightened the threat of a humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Gaza. Egyptian soldiers fled their posts on the northern border on 30 January, forcing the Rafah crossing – a critical valve for the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza – to close. (more…)

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