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Ministry: Israeli attacks on farmers' property incur damages worth $2.5 m.
Children at the scene of bombardment in Khan Yousin, southern Gaza Strip (MEMO Photo: July 4, 2014)
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Gaza, Al Ray - Ministry of Agriculture estimated the damage cost of the Israeli airstrikes on Israeli ex-settlements (now cultivated land) in southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis at $2.5 million.

The ministry Friday explained in a statement that the Israeli bombings destroyed greenhouses set up on land with 70 thousand square meters (70 dunums), 15 dunums of citrus crop, 10 dunums of grapes, 20 dunums of vegetables and 30 storehouses with farming equipment. 

The bombardment also led to the destruction of irrigation and electricity systems, agricultural equipment and ready-to-market crops, in addition to causing deep holes in the land. 

 

Photos by Middle East Monitor


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