In Gaza, tire shortage hits motorists but not protesters

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians in Gaza have coped with shortages of just about everything in more than a decade of border closures — from chocolate to medicines to fuel and building supplies.

Now, the past six months of protests against an Israeli-Egyptian blockade have added an unexpected item to the list: car tires.

Tires are a favored item by demonstrators during weekly Friday protests.

They are set on fire, using the thick black smoke to obscure the vision of Israeli snipers as protesters hurl rocks, firebombs and grenades toward Israeli forces on the other side of the fence diving Gaza and Israel.

In response, Israel has halted tire imports into the strip, sending prices skyrocketing and forcing Gaza motorists to find creative solutions to keep their vehicles on the road.

Associated Press

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