In 2015, a group of Palestinian medical equipment traders opened a small office in the Israeli city of Haifa.
The aim was to offer a safe, secure and affordable place to sell the equipment they needed for their medical treatments.
But the business has been struggling for years.
As the Israeli army tightened its control over the Gaza Strip, Israeli trade officials began to shut down their shop.
With few prospects for resumption, the traders and their families have been forced to move on.
The Palestinian trade unions in the Gaza strip say that the Israeli government has been using its control of the territory to restrict Palestinian trade.
The Israeli army has been targeting Palestinian trade with the aim of making the territory more profitable for Israeli companies and Israeli investors, says Khaled Abdel-Khalil, the director of the Palestinian Trade Union Council.
They have been using the Gaza blockade to impose a trade embargo on the Palestinian economy, he says.
The Palestinian trade union has also been under pressure from Israel’s own parliament, which has passed a law in April restricting the entry of Palestinian workers.
The law requires the Israeli cabinet to issue a final order on the entry and movement of Palestinian employees and workers, which it has not done.
A Palestinian employee in Gaza who does not have Israeli citizenship is not entitled to work in Israel.
Palestinian workers in Israel have been denied the right to live in the occupied territories.
The trade unions say that Israel is trying to force Palestinians out of the Gaza market by closing down its border crossings with Gaza and by limiting the movement of goods through the crossings.
The Palestinians have a very long history of conflict with Israel.
They are the first Palestinians to be expelled from the occupied territory in 1948 and they were the first to establish a state in 1967.
The two sides have been locked in a bitter conflict since then.
Palestinians have long fought for a state on the Gaza-Egypt border, which Israel annexed in the 1967 war and which they claim as their homeland.
Israel considers Gaza to be its “natural” territory, and it does not recognise the authority of any Palestinian entity in the territory.
The current blockade has affected the lives of Palestinians who live in Israel and in Gaza, especially those in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The Israeli military has carried out numerous air raids on Gaza and has been accused of launching a disproportionate number of raids on Palestinian civilians.
In the West, there has been a dramatic increase in rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.
The United Nations says more than 2,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 5,000 injured since the beginning of the Israeli assault in July 2015.