Creating new perspectives since 2009

Gaza's food industry loses $150m during Israeli aggression

August 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

The Food Industry Association in Gaza said the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip has caused widespread destruction of food plants inflicting a loss of $150 million.

The association pointed out in a statement released yesterday that early estimates of the damages caused by the Israeli aggression on the food industry sector during the past 30 days revealed that the sector suffered a loss of $150 million.

It accused Israel of destroying the economic infrastructure in Gaza, and damaging the food factories which employ more than 12,000 workers.

According to human rights organisations which monitored the initial impact of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip said the war caused the destruction of 250 economic facilities, including 180 factories.

Israel launched a large-scale military war on the Gaza Strip on July 7, under the pretext of stopping rockets fire from Gaza towards the Israeli settlements and towns.