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A Palestinian woman inspects a carnation destined for export to Europe, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Gazan farmers once exported more than 50 million cut flowers a year, but the Israeli government's blockade of the territory stopped most of that commerce. Under intense international pressure, Israel partially eased its restrictions on flower exports in 2010, yet sales to European markets remain only a quarter of what they once were.