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Fact Sheet: Rubble and Scrap Collectors: Deliberate Attacks and Lack of Protection

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27 December 2010

This fact sheet focuses on the Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians collecting rubble and scraps of destroyed structures near the border between Gaza and Israel.
In June 2007 Israel tightened its siege on the Gaza Strip and in September 2007 it proclaimed Gaza as a hostile entity and imposed a full blockade on the territory.
The blockade is collective punishment of Gaza’s population and under its regime Israel has prevented goods items and reduced the volume of other items it allows into the Strip.
Along with other essential items, a full ban on the entry of construction materials including iron, cement, and gravel was put in place.