A Palestinian woman buys fruit at a local market in Gaza City on August 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT
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Israeli bombardment has left parts of Gaza in ruins, and the enclave's already shattered economy is also feeling the pinch as prices for staple foods have started to climb.Israel's offensive on the enclave has hit agricultural areas badly, pushing up prices.The price of eggs has doubled from 10 shekels ($3) to 20 since Israel launched a campaign of airstrikes on July 8 .This has climbed to three shekels, a further pinch for Gazans whose economy has been strangled by seven years of Israeli blockade."The direct losses when [Israel] destroyed the economic and industrial establishments and residential buildings is around $3 billion".He said while the price of gasoline, which is also imported from Israel and is controlled by the government, has not changed in the conflict, "the prices of all goods and agricultural produce like vegetables and meat will significantly increase.
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