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Gaza official: Israel fruit ban helps 'nutritional' local produce
Published Sunday 30/09/2012 17:19
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GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Gaza Ministry of Agriculture undersecretary Ibrahim Al-Qudra said Sunday that they are restricting Israeli fruit imports due to quality control issues, as well as protection of the local market.

In recent days ministry officials announced that no fruits would be imported from Israel, with the exception of apples and bananas, to help local farmers.

Al-Qudra told reporters that local products have a better nutritional value than those imported from Israel.

He also noted the danger to the local agricultural sector of cheap imports.
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1 ) Christina / Austria
01/10/2012 07:43
The Gaza Ministry of Agriculture undersecretary Ibrahim Al-Qudra, would rather have under nourished Gazans, than let them eat Israeli produce and fruit.

2 ) carine / UK
01/10/2012 14:39
#1 What a silly comment - Gaza is looking after it's own economic interests, as does every other country in the world. What makes you think that fruit grown in Gaza is less nutritional than fruit grown in Israel or anywhere else?

3 ) Christina / Austria
01/10/2012 22:47
#2 Because the UNWRA statements are consistently reporting that Gazans are poor, impoverished and hungry as direct result of the ''blockade'' by Egypt and Israel and apparently is not self sufficient with home grown food produce.

4 ) carine / UK
02/10/2012 20:49
Ma'an - why was my response to #3 blocked? Although I was in disagreement with Christina, there was nothing offensive about it and as far as I am aware I haven't broken any of your rules.
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