Gaza’s Tunnel Economy

by Letters 4 the Damned

Despite the destruction of these tunnels, this alternate economy reportedly accounts for two-thirds of all consumer goods in Gaza. However, economic conditions are still poor.

Shortages of building materials have also stopped several construction projects in Gaza, and as shortages of resources increase prices continue to rise as well. The cost of bread has risen by 11 percent, cooking gas by 20 percent and rice by 33 percent.

”We hope the border will open and we can bring what we want legally, but now there are no lights in the street and there is no hope,” said Masrool Ramadan of Abu Musa Electronics.

Full Article @: Gaza’s Tunnel Economy Borgen Magazine