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Palestinians search for better life in Israel

The Gaza blockade has been in place for about eight years now and it does not seem like the living conditions are going to improve soon, so some Palestinians try to infiltrate Israel to find better opportunities.

High unemployment rates and poor living conditions are driving some Palestinians to seek relief by illegally crossing into Israel.

The Israeli army announced Sept. 14 that it had arrested five Palestinians who had breached the border fence east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. On Sept. 20, a security source in Gaza said, on condition of anonymity, that 45 young men had tried to infiltrate Israel from the Gaza Strip just since the beginning of this month.

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