Israel imports vegetables from Gaza for first time in 7 years

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 11, 2015 10:40

For the first time in seven years, vegetables from the Gaza Strip were imported to Israel, Army Radio reported Wednesday

The cargo was comprised of 27 tons of tomatoes and five tons of eggplant, headed for sale in southern Israel. Altogether, Gazan farmers received NIS 25,000 in exchange for the vegetables.  

Imports from Gaza were banned after the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit in 2006. But was recently the ban was lifted due to the current Shmita year.


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