How to buy a new car if your country faces a blockade

Nic Cackett

As if living on the Gaza strip wasn't dangerous or difficult enough, there're also plenty of problems attached to the relatively simple business of purchasing a new car.

Thanks to the Israeli blockade, the Palestinian middle class cannot simply step into the nearest showroom, pick out one they like and drive if off the forecourt. No, those lucky enough to have the money must spend twice as much as customers across the border in Egypt, and then wait for the car to be smuggled through a network of hand-built tunnels created to carry a scary mix of consumer goods and weapons.

Anyone who's ever complained about how long it's taken their local dealership to deliver the latest model to their driveway should take a look at Sky News' video. Click here to watch it.