Israel ships 120 tons of apples to Syria

Israel exported 120 tons of apples to Syria on Monday and is expected to intensify its deliveries this week, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday.

By AVI KRAWITZ
February 27, 2007 08:08

Israel exported 120 tons of apples to Syria on Monday and is expected to intensify its deliveries this week, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday. The ministry said the first load of apples, which were grown in Druze villages in the Golan Heights, left the area in a Red Cross truck at 11:00 Monday en route to Syria and that starting Tuesday, exports would reach up to 220 tons per day. Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon gave his approval for the shipments after Israel found itself with a large surplus of apples, which were causing losses to growers around the country. Simhon said he has requested a budget of NIS 1.4 million to help maintain the shipments.


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