Gaza: The Hamas-run Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza announced othat it has stopped importing Israeli fruits after the Jewish state banned the export of vegetables from the besieged enclave to the West Bank and abroad.
“Israel banned the export of 15 different kinds of agricultural products, mainly tomatoes and cucumbers from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank and abroad,” the Ministry said in a statement on Tursday.
Israel had closed the Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza for four weeks, allowing only medical equipment and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian enclave, Xinhua news agency reported.
Israel and Gaza’s Hamas fought a 11-day-long fighting in May, the most intense round since 2014 that left 254 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead.
An Egypt-brokered cease-fire between the two sides went into effect on May 21.