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Palestinian traders forced to retreat from Cairo market

In the most crowded part of Egypt’s popular markets, in the center of Cairo, mainly clothing is sold at the "Gaza Market," but the Palestinian traders have made way for their Egyptian counterparts.
An outdoor tourist market with clothing on display in Cairo, Egypt May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX3696C

In the most crowded part of Egypt’s popular markets, in the center of Cairo, the popular “Gaza Market” specializes in selling all types of clothing. Its commercial activities started in the early 1940s, when Palestinian merchants would bring goods from the Gaza Strip to Egypt and make a handsome profit.

In 2014, the market moved from the area adjacent to el-Atba and al-Muski markets, in the Old City of Cairo, to the nearby neighborhood of al-Zawiyah al-Hamra along the commercial street of Port Said, as security measures were scarce and the market became crowded with random construction.

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