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Chicken prices soar during Ramadan in Gaza

Gaza residents are outraged as the government fails to control traders who have increased the price of chicken, which is the preferred meat during the month of Ramadan.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Chicken, a basic component of iftar (breaking of the fast) during Ramadan, is no longer available to most Gazans. Its increasing price has led citizens to hold the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip responsible amid the spread of the black market for chicken and the government’s failure to sanction the traders’ manipulation of prices.

During a field tour conducted by Al-Monitor in the markets of Gaza City to check on the price of chicken, many citizens expressed their discontent at the merchants’ exploitation of citizens calling on the government to put an end to the monopoly and price manipulation plaguing Gaza.

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