Hamas halves Israeli fruit imports to support Gazan farmers

25.09.2012                      09.Tischrei. 5773                       Erew Jom Kippur

Gaza:

Hamas halves Israeli fruit imports to support Gazan farmers

The ban affects at least seven kinds of fruit, whose 2011 value the Gaza's Agriculture Ministry put at $26 million.

The Hamas government has barred much of Gaza's fruit imports from Israel, citing a need to cultivate local Palestinian agriculture and for "resistance" against Israel….