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Israeli agricultural body considers Gaza tomato import
Published Monday 07/05/2012 (updated) 08/05/2012 19:00
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Tomato prices have skyrocketed in Israel.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- An Israeli agricultural body is considering importing tomatoes from the Gaza Strip in response to a sudden price increase, Israeli media said Sunday.

The Secretary of the Vegetable Growers' Association in Israel says it is considering buying produce from the Gaza Strip, even though the growing process is not monitored, Voice of Israel radio said Sunday.

Gaza would be ready to export tomatoes to Israel if there was an official request, Palestinian border crossing official Raed Fattouh told Ma'an in response.

Israeli military forces control the export process of Palestinian products into Israeli markets, Fattouh said, adding that the Palestinian Authority has not received any official request to export vegetables to Israel.

Israeli daily Haaretz reported last week that tomato prices had nearly doubled over a two week period in the country, reaching NIS 7.2 per kilogram.

Prices could rise to NIS 16 per kg, Israeli daily Maariv said Sunday.

In February, Israeli authorities allowed tomatoes to be exported from the Gaza Strip to Jordan, the first such export from the coastal enclave to the Hashemite kingdom since 2007.

In October 2011, Israeli officials temporarily lifted a ban on agricultural exports from the Gaza Strip to allow the entry of palm fronds used to mark a Jewish holiday, Hebrew-language Israeli daily Maariv reported.
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1 ) Tibi / Talks & Tomatoes
07/05/2012 14:59
Israel needs Peace Talks, more than it needs Gaza tomatoes, and
it should require Talks & Tomatoe Imports to go together, or NOT at all.

2 ) Mel / USA
07/05/2012 15:13
And where/to whom,exactly,is the money going to go? The PA?Hamas?I/J? Gazan farmers/growers should BOYCOTT sales to their Zionist torturers, WHILE ISRAEL REMAINS UNDER ILLEGAL BLOCKADE,by land,sea&air! All at Israel's(USG)convenience,using Gazans still as slave(cheap)labor.TheGALL of occupying Israel/OBAMA!End Israel's occupation!Stop IAFbombing Arab farms,hospitals,poisoning Gaza's sewage supply,end the Gaza blackouts/bombing power stations!Nazi's using Arab "Jews" again? No apartheid TOMATOES!

3 ) Robby / USA
07/05/2012 16:56
"Gaza would be ready to export tomatoes to Israel if there was an official request" So HAMAS is not participating in the so-called BDS?

4 ) southparkbear / usa
07/05/2012 17:53
bad idea, israel should boycott palestinians products as much as palestinians boycott israel. Besides those tomatoes present health risk and should only be used for celebration where people throw tomatoes on 1 another

5 ) John Turnbull / Canada
07/05/2012 18:08
Not surprising that anyone would want a better price for tomatoes, and Israelis have every right to deny or allow access to their own domestic market. The question that no one seems to ask is why Israel attempts to control all export from Gaza to every other market. What if I want to buy tomatoes from Gaza?

6 ) Robby / USA
07/05/2012 21:03
4 ) southparkbear / usa - Doesn't HAMAS still buy fuel from Israel? Hardly a boycott.

7 ) Robby / USA
07/05/2012 21:09
5 ) John Turnbull / Canada - Take a look at a map of Gaza, they border Egypt. Contact your local grocer, tell them you want produce from Gaza and they can order it thru Egypt. Just like if you want Cuban cigars, you can but they won't don't come thru the US.

8 ) Mel / USA
08/05/2012 21:02
#7:Wo Robby!The place to get the BEST QUALITY Cuban cigars is STILL at the WHITE HOUSE & Congress,where they're shipped in,monthly,by "special fwends"(wink,wink)! Gazan farmers can tell Israel that the retail(moral) price for Gazan tomatoes is TOO HIGH for Israel(USG)to afford! Oil for food(Iraq)??Tomatoes for torture(Palestine)? Inhuman Israeli/USG ILLEGAL policy of ethnic persecution & punishment of democracy! JUST END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION,&allow Palestinian business to FLOURISH AGAIN!
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