The On The Agriculture Industry Essay

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The agriculture industry in Palestine is crucial to the economy, and is the pillar of their food security. However, the agriculture industry in Palestine is being controlled and restricted by the Israeli government. Israel continues to use the Palestinian agriculture as a means to inflict collective punishment on the Palestinian people to confiscate more land in the Occupied Territories’ (OT). Israel continues to confiscate Palestinian agricultural land and aquifers by denying Palestinian civilians access to their crops and their harvest (UN General Assembly, 2014). The Palestinian land had even been inundated with waste water (UN General Assembly, 2014). Israeli has occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan since the Six-Day War in 1967. The war gave Israel control over more than one billion square miles of Palestine land. Furthermore, sixty-eight percent of the occupied land is in the Jordan Valley that is part of the largest area of cropping in the State of Palestine (UN General Assembly, 2014). Furthermore, the separation wall, check-points and road blocks have forced the Palestinians to abandon their land, or lose access to parts of their crops. This deliberate targeting of Palestinian agriculture has deprived the Palestine people of their right to food sovereignty.
The Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and even the Golan Heights has caused severe environmental degradation, and has destroyed the Palestinian economy. As a result, poverty…

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