Pesticide flights to resume near Gaza

Follows pressure on Transport Ministry by farmers claiming financial losses.

March 18, 2007 19:38
jpost services and tools

jp.services1. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The head of the Transport Ministry's Security Department Dani Shenar announced on Sunday evening that he intended to adhere to the requests of Negev farmers and remove the ban on pesticide-spraying planes near the Gaza Strip's borders. Shenar recently approved a guidance plan outlawing flights for farming purposes near the Strip. These guidelines caused much uproar within the farming community in the Negev and Gaza Belt areas, who claimed the bar on those flights had large financial consequences. Alon Shuster, the head of Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, told Army Radio that "the result of not flying and spaying the crops with pesticide is that crops such as potatoes and wheat will no longer be growing in the area. Consequently, there will be no settlement in the region."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town