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Ministry: Feed shortage kills animals in Gaza

Dec. 2, 2010 4:56 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 3, 2010 5:52 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip warned Thursday of a shortage of animal fodder that has already lead to the starvation of several livestock animals in parts of the coastal enclave.

The head of veterinary services in the enclave Zakariyah Al-Kafarneh said chickens were the hardest hit by the shortage.

Al-Kafarneh said the shortage had become more acute over the previous weeks, as the average number of tons of fodder permitted into the coastal enclave per week dropped from 16,000 tons to 2,000 in the last two.

The shortage comes as UN officials warn of a wheat deficiency, citing in recent reports the limited operations of the bulk goods crossing, Karni, east of Gaza City.

The bulk crossing, used for the transportation of construction aggregates, wheat and animal fodder, opens twice a week or less. UN officials have said that the increase in aggregate transport for vital construction projects stalled under Israel's continued blockade, has come at the expense of quantities of wheat.
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