Tuk-tuks, cheap fuel edge out donkey carts in Gaza

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November 26, 2010 21:33

 
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GAZA CITY — Gaza's donkey carts — slow, but cheap and essential for survival in this scruffy land — have finally met their match. They are being edged out by an Asian import, a blend of motorcycle and miniature pickup truck.

Smuggled by the hundreds from Egypt in recent months, motor rickshaws, also known as tuk-tuks, have taken over congested streets of the Palestinian territory, in part because fuel has become cheaper than donkey feed.

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