Sunday, December 09, 2007

Donkey prices soar in Gaza

From Ma'an (Arabic):
The blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip has caused prices of donkeys to increase by 60% since last June, following the reduction of fuel supplies to Israel sector resulting in difficulty in supplying water and other basic needs.

A trader named Saber Jabbur said he sold his car and that he now intends to buy a cart and donkey (autotranslation: "stupid") to be able to sell agricultural harvest cucumbers and onions and other vegetables traveling between the houses.