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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Gaza rumors of new taxes on consumer goods, construction material

Palestine Today reports that Gazans are starting to panic over rumors of new, onerous taxes to be imposed by Hamas on consumer goods and construction materials being smuggled in through the tunnels.

Vendors are not raising prices yet but some consumers are starting to buy good now ahead of time.

Hamas authorities denied the rumors, saying that they are only imposing taxes on imports of goods that are also locally manufactured, in order to protect the local markets.