Saturday, December 26, 2015

Israeli planes spray chemicals, ruin Gaza farmland

"The ministry said the losses affected approximately 3,000 square meters of crops.
Wael Thabit, a senior official at the [Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza], told Anadolu Agency that Israeli planes sprayed pesticide along the eastern border of Gaza, especially in Deir al-Balah and Khan Yunis.
The harmful pesticides killed off crops, including beans, peas, wheat, barley and spinach, according to Thabit.
A Gazan farmer told Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity that Israeli planes have sprayed harmful pesticides for four straight days this week." (thanks Regan)