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Gaza crossing closure has hurt Israel's flower industry

by webdev

April 18, 2011

Israel's export industry has been greatly affected due to the closing of the Gaza crossing. One of the major products that has suffered significantly is the flower export, according to the Abna.

Mahmoud Khalil, who is the dean of flower and berry producers, explained to the news source that he has been persistent in his effort to have the crossing reopened because local farmers are seeing the consequences of this move on a daily basis. The dean met with the farmers and other agricultural societies in an attempt to find an alternative way to export the flowers and other goods this past Tuesday.

Khalil added that there were 30 million flowers that were expected to be exported this past year, but only 10 million actually left the country, the news source reported. He believes that the crossing will be reopened soon and the flowers will then be able to reach its European destinations.

According to Flowers-Israel, Israel is a massive manufacturer of flowers. The country has everything from roses to lilies, and the majority of its floral exports are delivered by plane.

 

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