Rotting lemons in Gaza
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Gaza farmers say Israeli blockade could destroy their crops

Israel first imposed a blockade on Gaza in June 2006 after Palestinian militants captured one of its soldiers, Gilad Shalit, in a cross-border raid.

It was tightened a year later after the Islamist group, Hamas, took over the Palestinian territory.

But farmers in Gaza say the blockade means that not enough fuel is getting through to the agricultural sector and they are finding it difficult to water and harvest their crops properly.

Ghada Nassef reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Shuhdi Al Kashef.

  • 26 Apr 2012
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