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Israel floods agricultural land in Gaza, destroying crops

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

Israel’s uncontrolled opening of a dam gate has caused $ 500,000 worth of damage to agricultural areas in Gaza, the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture reports, Anadolu Agency (AA) reports.

Much of the farmland east of Jabalia and Beit Hanoun was damaged while poultry and bee hives disappeared due to flooding, a statement said.

The statement also states that agricultural products including potatoes and onions were completely destroyed in about 920 hectares of flooded land.

Noting that the Israeli military is blocking damage assessment efforts by using tear gas, the ministry called on international foundations and human rights organizations to stop Israeli violations.

Israel has built many dams in the region and occasionally opens their doors, causing floods of homes and land in Gaza.

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