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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Beef in Gaza same price as in America

Palestine Today (and YNet) report on a significant decline in meat prices in Gaza compared to the previous two Ramadans.

The reasons include increased smuggling of cows from Egypt as well as Israel's allowing 3000 cows to be imported.

YNet's report quoted Ma'an as saying that Gazans still couldn't afford the prices, but PalToday writes that the people are very happily surprised by the reduction and that the prices are "suitable for all segments of society."

The price of beef in Gaza is now between 35 and 40 shekels a kilogram, which translates to between $4 and $5 a pound. This is pretty much what Halal beef costs in the US on sale (and significantly less than kosher beef prices.)

Facts like these don't stop people like Jimmy Carter from repeating that Gazans are "literally starving."