File - Members of the Palestinian security forces practice target shooting using makeshift laser guns.
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Security forces in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are using technology to practice shooting on laser simulators, saving money spent on ammunition in cash-strapped Palestine.The ministry's training director, Mahmoud Shubaki, says the simulators allow trainees to practice extensively before graduating to use of live fire.Hamas, shunned as a terrorist movement by Israel, the United States and the European Union, seized control of Gaza from rival Fatah after a week of fierce fighting in 2007 but is undergoing a worsening budget crisis.Gaza's borders with Israel are tightly controlled by land, sea and air, and passage across the frontier with neighboring Egypt has been severely restricted since last July, when its army deposed Hamas' ally, president Mohammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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