Wheat and barley harvesting has started in Gaza

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Harvesting wheat and barley in Gaza has started, with farmers and their families singing traditional tunes expressing their joy in reaping their fruits of labor.

Farmers are trying this year to increase the agricultural land for wheat and barley in light of the crisis from the ongoing Russia- Ukraine war that has prevented importing large quantities of wheat. Palestinian families look forward to the harvest as it is an essential source of income.

Agricultural land in Gaza produces about 50 tons of wheat, which is not enough to cover all demand in the area. There is an unprecedented increase in grain prices in Gaza, especially wheat, reaching an all-time record.

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