Gaza exports first produce to Israel since Hamas takeover

March 12, 2015 11:22 AM

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Israeli authorities allowed the import of Gaza produce on Thursday for the first time since Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007, a move that will aid Gaza’s battered economy and help pious Jews observe a biblical farming sabbatical.

Some 27 tonnes of tomatoes and five tonnes of eggplants were cleared to leave Gaza for Israel, Palestinian officials and Gaza merchants said.

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