INTRODUCTION: More than 170 Arab-owned shops have been welded up by Israeli security force during a fresh wave of Palestinian unrest in the occupied Gaza strip.
1. SV Israeli soldiers patrolling street 0.06
2. GV & CU Shopfronts with shutters being welded up (3 shots) 0.22
3. GV Soldiers in military vehicle patrolling street 0.26
4. SV Women on donkeys moving possessions 0.36
5. GV TRACKING SHOT Closed shopfronts 1.00
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Background: RAFIAH, GAZA
INTRODUCTION: More than 170 Arab-owned shops have been welded up by Israeli security force during a fresh wave of Palestinian unrest in the occupied Gaza strip. The desert town of Rafiah was placed under military curfew after demonstrations which followed the shooting of a young Palestinian by Israeli troops on Monday (7 December).
SYNOPSIS: The Israeli military presence has been increased since, and a funeral for the dead boy was restricted to just close family members on Tuesday (8 December) to deter further protests. Elsewhere in the region, captured from Egypt in 1967, barricades were erected and stones thrown at Israeli army vehicles.
The recent increase in tension in Gaza and the occupied West Bank has been triggered by Israeli efforts to introduced new civilian administrations. The Palestinians distrust the move which they see as a way to perpetuate Israeli rule through limited autonomy measures. A general strike by being more permanently closed when Israeli troops welded up the shop fronts. The eastern part of the Gaza strip is expected to be returned to Egypt after Israel's proposed withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula next April.
Source: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED