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Gaza Crime, Murder Rate on Rise

Poor living conditions, high unemployment and Israel's siege are contributing to a rising crime rate in Gaza.
Palestinian refugee Fatem Redwan, 76, walks next to her grandchildren in the narrow alleys of Jabalya refugee camp at the northern Gaza Strip May 14, 2013. Redwan said she was 11 years old when she was forced out of her native town with her family to Gaza Strip. Palestinians will mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the expulsion or fleeing of some 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLI
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In the past few weeks, Palestinians have been incensed by a number of cases of arson and murder in the Gaza Strip causing several deaths and injuries.

The last of these incidents was the killing of Amin Shrab, 60, a currency trader. He was found dead in his shop near the Great Mosque in Gaza City. A pharmacist was injured after being assaulted with a sharp object in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in northern Gaza City. According to the Palestinian police, the motive behind the crimes was theft.

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