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Gaza set to export strawberries despite imposed siege

Dec. 7, 2018 2:29 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 8, 2018 11:27 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian farmers from the Beit Lahiya town in the northern besieged Gaza Strip will be exporting their produce of strawberries to Europe.

Deputy Minister of the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza, Ibrahim al-Qidra, said that the 1200 dunams planted with strawberries produce 3600 tons.

Al-Qidra added that 1500 tons are expected to be exported abroad.

He pointed out this produce presents a challenge against the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, adding that Palestinian farmers hold on to their lands and maintain them despite continuous Israeli violations of razing and leveling agricultural lands.

The produce of strawberry is considered one of the main crops that farmers began to plant in the early 1970s.

Farmers of the Gaza Strip depend on internationally exporting strawberries.

Gaza has been suffering from a nearly 12-year Israeli-imposed a land, sea and air siege.

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