Ministry: $200 million damage in Gaza agricultural sector

Ministry: $200 million damage in Gaza agricultural sector

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip caused $200 million worth of damage in the agricultural sector, a ministry official said Thursday.

A Gaza Ministry of Agriculture representative said that the Israeli attacks targeting agricultural land caused “evident damages” throughout the sector in Gaza.

Fayiz al-Sheikh Khalil told Ma’an that the vegetation and soil sectors’ losses were $150 million dollars, while the losses of the livestock and animal production sector were $40 million. The fishing sector damages were estimated at $10 million.

Khalil pointed out that these “are just the direct losses while the indirect losses will cause over $300 million” in losses.

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