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Floods from storm Alexa force Gaza Strip evacuations

15 December 2013 Last updated at 00:55 GMT

More than 5,000 people in the Gaza Strip have been evacuated from their homes because of severe floods caused by torrential rain.

Rescuers have had to use rowing boats to reach residents trapped by rising floodwaters.

The winter storm, called Alexa, has covered parts of the West Bank and Israel with heavy snow.

Yolande Knell reports.