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Israel’s Gaza challenge: stopping metal tubes turning into rockets

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By Jonathan Saul, John Irish, Arshad Mohammed and Parisa Hafezi JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israel-Hamas conflict that ended with a ceasefire on Friday showed the Palestinian group’s ability to build an arsenal of home-made rockets largely with civilian materials and Iranian expertise, analysts and officials said, a feat it can likely replicate. The low cost of such arms and the need to rebuild Gaza leaves Israel and the international community with a quandary of how to meet Gazans’ basic needs yet keep ordinary items such as pipes, sugar and concrete from being put to military uses. Current and…

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