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Friday, July 15, 2011

Exports of potatoes from Gaza starting next week

Next week, Israel will allow ten trucks of potatoes a day to be exported from Gaza to sell in Jordan.

A total of 25,000 tons is expected to be exported during the current season.

One reason that this has not happened sooner is because of Israeli fears that the crops might carry plant diseases, especially if they were planted with seeds from Egypt. As part of the agreement, the crops will be shipped out sealed in plastic bags.

There are also plans for tomatoes to be exported as well.