Gazans struggle with rising prices as bombs fall

Locals buy onions at a local market in Gaza City on August 9, 2014Israeli bombardment has left parts of Gaza in ruins, and the enclave’s already shattered economy is also feeling the pinch as prices for staple foods have started to climb. The market in Gaza City’s Shati refugee camp was bustling Saturday, but many of the camp’s hard-up residents are buying less. Israel’s offensive on the enclave has hit agricultural areas badly, pushing up prices. Khaled Ighrad, 48, who was buying food with his wife and one of his six children, has had to cut back on some key items for his family.

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