Israel Lets Gazans Export Furniture, but Not to Import Wood to Make It

Woodworkers in the Strip say the ban, which Israel says was spurred by the use of boards in Hamas tunnels, will close 80 percent of Gazas carpentry shops.

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Israel recently announced that it will permit exports of furniture from the Gaza Strip. But since it still bars the entry into the Palestinian territory of the boards used in making this furniture, critics say...