Palestinian workers dig for building stone close to the Israeli border. The demand for stone to be used in cement mixing has skyrocketed in the Gaza Strip due to the Israeli blockade preventing building materials entering Gaza. The price of smuggled material from Egypt has risen so high that local tradesmen sought local sources for cement mix. However, much of the stone needed is only found in areas close to the Israeli border which is highly dangerous for the workers who make little more than 10 GBP per day for their efforts. Workers claim, if they get too close to the border, Israeli soldiers frequently shoot the donkeys and horses they use to transport the stone to the crushing facilities.