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Unlikely Couple: An alienated soccer star from the Palestinian city of Nablus, Tarek (Shredi Jabarin, foreground) meets Keren (Hili Yalon) near a bustling market in Tel Aviv — where Tarek, in an effort to save his father, intends to blow himself up.
On the Egyptian side of the Egypt-Gaza border town of Rafah, construction is under way of a barrier meant to stop the smuggling of goods and weapons to Gaza via underground tunnels. Israel has blockaded all of Gaza's other borders.