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Gaza farmers visit Eshkol agricultural expo    Elior Levy
1. Ok, that last farmer?
He knows whats going on, how about they put him in charge of Palestine?
Sol ,   Champaign   (01.11.13)
2. So glad they want to do business with Israel
I would rather spend more than by Gaza produce. The only reason they have a high level of agriculture is due to the "occupation" and learning from the farmers in Gush Katif. Before that, their agriculture was more typical of the Middle Ages.
Susie ,   Nitzan, Israel   (01.11.13)
3. Way Forward
Our religions are similar and our genetic make up would have cross links the Poles could pick a lot of Jews from their Mediterranean appearance.Many Jews were forcibly converted to Islam as the Rambam notes but Ghengis Khans descendants create trouble.
Zechariah   (01.11.13)
4. paradigm shift
It's about time that Gazans should focus on how to improve their wellbeing by peaceful means. Economic struggle is also a jihad in a beneficial form.
Peace   (01.11.13)
5. Make the economy grow
This is a rare good news story. It's a shame there is not more effort put into growing all sorts of business, much of which would be more lucrative than agriculture. Hanging on to traditional industry is no real path to the future. I am surprised Gaza doesn't have more digital industry since I understand there has been a big growth in higher education.
Mark ,   London, UK   (01.11.13)
6. Gaza farmers visit Eshkol agricultural
will the world media report this they should do
jon ,   uk   (01.11.13)
7. Thats hows just how out of sync Hamas are with
Ordinary Gazans And the tragedy is that the chief reason for perpetuating this conflict is so that Hamas enforces its hold on power and the huge wealth it creates for them A resolution of the conflict between Gaza and Israel doesnt serve the interests of Hamas and the new Hamas in Chief Pretty Boy Mashaal And whats really eye opening are the growing bands of economists and analysts trying to quantify the economic damage to ordinary Gazans of Hamas policies of open hostility to Israel The last estimate I saw was that over 5 years this could have cost the Gaza economy $ 75bn! And whats this all been for? Israel vacated Gaza years ago. Israel made no further claims on Gaza years ago. So why did Hamas then announce that through its Charter it would seek the destruction of Israel and so trigger and lock Gaza into perpetual State of War? Thats why we have to attach much significance to these great Gazan Farmers maybe they will carry the message that our futures cannot lie in mutual destuction but mutual respect and cooperation
Sammy ,   Newcastle   (01.11.13)
8. Gaza's economy
Presumably their agricultural production and exports could be more if they hadn't desroyed much of the Israeli installed infrastructure when Israel left the Strip.But at least this is a good start. Perhaps Hamas should leave all Gaza businesses to get on with their own trades and this would benefit the people. #6 Quick look at BBC Mid-east site but could only find a report on how Gaza's archaeological treasures are at risk from war and blockade etc etc
Get Real ,   UK   (01.11.13)
9. #4 I wish. But the fact is that Hamas controls Gaza
If these farmers were running the place, there wouldn't be any problems with Gaza. But they have no influence in Gaza at all.
Z   (01.12.13)
10. Exports from Gaza
"a million tons of flowers" ?? this is the Middle East, "Sipurei Elef Laila veLaila"
Alex Shilo ,   Washington DC USA   (01.14.13)
11. Business With Israel Can Be A Boom For Gaza
Business between Gaza and Israel, can be a boom for Gaza. Gaza farmers can learn agricultural techniques from Israel, and Israeli farmers can bring fresh fruit and flowers to an operational airport in Gaza to be flown out overnight to markets in Europe. Gaza could be getting service fees and tax revenues off of it. So have Hamas be as smart as these Gazan farmers, recognize the State of Israel, and do business with it.
Tim Upham ,   Tum Tum, WA   (01.15.13)
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