Israel sprays Gaza farms with poisonous chemicals

21 Apr

PressTV video report, Gaza, 20 April 2015

Days of Palestine report, Gaza Strip, 20 April, 2015

Israeli occupation destroyed all structures and facilities of the Gaza farmers along the eastern borders during last summer’s Israeli offensive

On Monday morning the Israeli occupation sprayed poisonous gases on the Palestinian farms in the east by the Gaza borders.

“During last summer’s Israeli offensive on Gaza, the Israeli occupation destroyed last year’s season,” Hussein said, “and this came to destroy this year’s season.”

Conformed accounts of Palestinian farmers reiterated that this is the second time that the Israeli occupation had sprayed poisonous gases on their crops along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip.

“When I arrived my farm in the early morning, I was surprised to see an Israeli farming plane crossing the borders towards farms inside Gaza,” farmer Said Hussein told Days of Palestine. “The plane started to spray unidentified chemicals.”

Hussein added: “My farm is 400 metres away from the borders and I planted several kinds of vegetables. After the plants were sprayed with the poisonous gases, they started to turn brown gradually.”

He said that the plants were not completely damaged, but he expected them to be completely damaged by tomorrow or after tomorrow.

Israeli occupation destroyed all the Gaza farmers facilities along the borders of the Gaza Strip during last summer’s Israeli offensive on the Strip. “That destroyed last year’s season,” Hussein said, “and this came to destroy this year’s season.” [Slightly abridged]

A Palestinian farmer collects damaged strawberries at his field in Beit Lahia

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