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Israeli farmers dump crops on major highways in protest

 

August 6, 2021



The Shmitah (Sabbatical) year is a little over a month away.

Coincidentally, the Israeli Finance in coordination with the Agricultural Ministry, has introduced reforms that would enable more European produce to be imported into Israel creating unwanted competition for Israeli farmers.

In response, Farmers across Israel have blocked roads by dumping massive amounts of unsold crops in major highway intersections on Thursday putting traffic throughout the Jewish state at a standstill for an hour-and-a-half.

Thousands of farmers and agricultural workers blocked eight major arteries on Thursda...



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