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Gaza grape farmers suffer amid Israeli blockade, pandemic

Despite a good rainfall and fertile soil, the business has left a sour taste for Gaza grape farmers.

It is the peak grape harvesting season in Gaza, but farmers say they are barely covering their expenses.

This year has been particularly difficult because of the pandemic and the economic hardships caused by the continuing Israeli blockade.

To combat that, the agriculture ministry is trying to encourage people to buy local produce instead of imported grapes.

Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim reports.