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    Israeli blockade brings Gaza trade to standstill - 06 July 09

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    Once wealthy business owners, the Shamaly family of Gaza now farms smuggled livestock to survive a crippling Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian family says it has no other options for work, since the two-year-old blockade put an end to its bustling construction business.

    But as Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports, the blockade is also affecting Israelis who once relied on Gaza for trade.