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A Palestinian man sells vegetables in a street market in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, November 16, 2014. Last week, a truckload of cucumbers destined for sale in Hebron, in the West Bank, left Gaza, breaking a seven year ban on the sale of Gaza goods in the West Bank. Until then, with isolated exceptions, Gaza residents were only permitted to export abroad, but because of high shipping costs and lack of business connections, foreign export was not financially feasible, and Gaza export volumes sank to less than one percent of what they were prior to the closure. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib