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Gaza Town in Middle Ground 4:37 Nancy Updike

A Gaza Strip town is caught between the Israeli army and Hamas. The town’s mayor says he doesn∂t have the power to stop militants from using his town as a staging area for attacks; he just wants to carry out his duties as mayor, but he’s having problems even doing that. The conflict has the town’s tax revenues dwindling -- the citizenry is refusing to even pay taxes -- and is making it hard for city hall to provide basic services.

Broadcast: Dec 1 2003 on APM Marketplace Subjects: War, International, Politics