Israeli Weapons Contaminate Palestinian Soil with Toxic Substances

Israeli Weapons Contaminate Palestinian Soil with Toxic Substances

TEHRAN (FNA)- The weapons used by Israel in its recent offensive on the Gaza Strip have contaminated the soil and water of the Palestinian enclave with toxic substances, making the farmlands useless, media reports said.

Many farmlands in the Palestinian territory were destroyed by Israeli bombers and bulldozers during the 50-day war, press tv reported.

The agriculture sector’s loss is estimated at around $500 millions.

“Almost 5,000 acres of finest and most productive green land and farms are destroyed. More than 300 roads are destroyed in addition to the ruined irrigation networks and water catchments. These all have contributed to the soil pollution, which threatens our lives now,” Gazan Agriculture Minister Nazir Wahidi said.

The weapons Israel used during its latest onslaught on the Gaza Strip has ruined the soil and killed any chances to grow crops for the farmers, whose sole income comes from the lands.

Israel also keeps grabbing Palestinian natural resources, which are making the situation worse for the Gazans.

Israel unleashed attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion into the Palestinian territory. Over 2,1500 Palestinians lost their lives and some 11,100 were injured.

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