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Audio: What the Israel-Hamas War Means for Gaza’s Already Suffering Economy



Aftermath of an Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Hundreds of foreign passport holders and injured people have left Gaza, crossing the southern border into Egypt. It’s part of an internationally brokered deal between Egypt, Israel and Hamas following Israel’s military bombardment in response to an attack by Hamas fighters on Oct. 7.

More than 1,400 people were killed in Israel during that Hamas attack. More than 8,000 people have been killed in Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, according to numbers from the health ministry controlled by Hamas, which has worsened already dire economic and humanitarian conditions.

David Brancaccio, host of “Marketplace Morning Report,” spoke with Nur Arafeh, a fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, about the situation in Gaza.

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