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Mideast in Pictures: Gaza Palestinians profit from exporting metal waste to Israel
Published: Mar 03, 2021 08:56 AM
Israel's decision to lift a ban on importing scrap metal from the Palestinian enclave of Gaza Strip in October 2020 has secured jobs for roughly 6,000 Palestinians.

Israel allows 1,000 tonnes of such metal waste to be imported per week, with each tonne sold for 200 to 280 U.S. dollars, depending on its type and quality.

Palestinian workers work at a scrap metal recycling factory in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021. The metal waste will be exported to Israel after a 15-year ban.(Photo: Xinhua)

Palestinian workers work at a scrap metal recycling factory in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021. The metal waste will be exported to Israel after a 15-year ban.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
A Palestinian worker sorts metal waste at a metal recycling plant in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A Palestinian worker sorts metal waste at a metal recycling plant in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Palestinian workers press scrap metal at a metal recycling plant in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Palestinian workers press scrap metal at a metal recycling plant in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Palestinian workers work at a metal recycling plant in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Palestinian workers work at a metal recycling plant in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, on Feb. 20, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)


 
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