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/ 2 April 2008

Palestinian businesses look east to China

Faced with Israeli trade and travel restrictions, a stagnant economy and a flood of cheap imports from Asia, Palestinian businessmen are increasingly seeking their fortunes in China. Demand for Chinese visas among business owners in the occupied West Bank is so high that the Chinese consul regularly visits the city of Hebron to stamp their passports.

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/ 29 December 2003

Israeli soldiers face furry new threat

Israeli soldiers stationed in the tense West Bank city of Hebron have recently been battling an enemy they define as more scary than Palestinian militants: enormous rats. The rodents have grown so large that soldiers are calling them the Hebrew equivalent of ”crats” due to their increasing similarity to stray cats.