Human rights groups have called on Israel to stop spraying herbicides along the Gaza border – a practice that is blamed for destroying Palestinian crops and causing health problems.
#Kites? #Israel sprays #Gaza farms with poisonous chemicals!
Apr 20, 2015 – Farmers in the blockaded #GazaStrip see no end in sight to their suffering.
Israeli pesticide planes sprayed Gaza’s agricultural lands of Gaza in recent days w/ chemicals causing huge damage to the crops. pic.twitter.com/7LQuAEbLsz
— Sonia Mota (@SoniaKatiMota) July 5, 2018
Dubbed “farm warfare” by critics, Israeli authorities insist that they only spray Israeli crops with herbicides, but Palestinian farmers dispute this claim.
The latest case of “farm warfare” reportedly took place in December.
Ahmed Badawi, a Palestinian farmer, told RT that his crops have been repeatedly contaminated and ruined by the uninvited herbicide sprayings.
hey Israel is poisoning crops in Gaza en masse with chemicals sprayed from planes. This needs to be a big dealhttps://t.co/H9lfHU5PMW
— Aurist (@Aurist) January 11, 2019
“We don’t know what to do. It’s the same thing over and over again, every year …Their spraying ruins all the plants in the vicinity and leaves nothing for us to harvest along the border. It also poisons people [and] makes them sick.”
Badawi argued he has received no relief from the Israeli government.
(RT, PC, Social Media)