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Gaza bakeries turn to animal feed as human supplies run out

Nov. 22, 2008 7:16 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 22, 2008 7:16 P.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - Bakeries in the besieged Gaza Strip have begun grounding second-rate wheat, usually fed to farm animals and birds, to replace depleted reserves as the ongoing Israeli blockade reached its 18th day on Saturday.

Human wheat supplies ran out this weekend as Israeli and Egyptian border guards turned away truckloads of donated food and medication, according to Abd An-Nasser Al-Ajrami, the head of the Gaza Strip Society of Mill Owners.

Fully 50 percent of Gaza's bakeries were closed by Saturday, according to the United Nations.

Humanitarian conditions in Gaza have fallen to unprecedentedly low levels as Israel's total blockade, which it claims is in response to Palestinian rocket fire, is preventing the import of food, medication and fuel.
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