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Hanging strawberries in Gaza

December 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Gaza farmers have succeeded in growing hanging strawberries for the first time. The first successful crops of the season were harvested this week, sources in Gaza confirmed.

Hanging strawberries need to be planted in troughs and grown in greenhouses. Growing strawberry in Gaza is one of the professions through which farmers and their families are able to make money between October and February during the harsh winter months.

Palestinian farmers in Gaza are trying to improve their crops as much as possible in order to get the most benefits from them in a very limited time, fearing Israeli strikes on their land that threaten to damage their main source of income.

Images by MEMO Photographer Mohammed Asad.