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Farming in Palestine

The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade by Israel.

Farming in Palestine
Salim, a 82-year old Palestinian farmer from the Qudiah family, works in his fields in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis near the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, on December 6, 2014. The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade which Israel imposed after Hamas kidnapped one of its soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AFP/Getty Images)
Farming in Palestine
Salim, a 82-year old Palestinian farmer from the Qudiah family, works in his fields in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis near the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, on December 6, 2014. The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade which Israel imposed after Hamas kidnapped one of its soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AFP/Getty Images)
Farming in Palestine
Mohamed, a 78-year old Palestinian farmer from the Qudiah family, works in his fields in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis near the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, on December 6, 2014. The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade which Israel imposed after Hamas kidnapped one of its soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AFP/Getty Images)
Farming in Palestine
Palestinian farmers from the Qudiah family work in their fields in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis near the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, on December 6, 2014. The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade which Israel imposed after Hamas kidnapped one of its soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AFP/Getty Images)
Farming in Palestine
Palestinian farmers from the Qudiah family work in their fields in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis near the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, on December 6, 2014. The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade which Israel imposed after Hamas kidnapped one of its soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AFP/Getty Images)
Farming in Palestine
Palestinian farmers from the Qudiah family work in their fields in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis near the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, on December 6, 2014. The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade which Israel imposed after Hamas kidnapped one of its soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AFP/Getty Images)
Farming in Palestine
A Palestinian farmer from the Qudiah family works in his fields in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis near the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, on December 6, 2014. The Hamas-run Gaza Strip, for which export of farm produce is a key source of income, has been choked by an eight-year blockade which Israel imposed after Hamas kidnapped one of its soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AFP/Getty Images)