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    • Fox
    • 10.02.06 | 06:38 (IST)

    Seriously, after the settlers left, all the money in the world was not going to keep these things running. They got a screaming deal, some of the most sophisticated greenhouses ever built, paid for by other people, for their benefit. They did could not figure out how they worked. They could not effectively organize their operation. They could not work out the timing or keep the bugs or keep the equipment clean. They were lucky to get one small substandard crop of easy to grow strawberries out of it and it was down hill from there. They could not pay their workers, aid sent to them would not make it down the food chain without being stolen. They have kept themselves in poverty for decades deliberately and anyone who thought this generous donation was going to change anything has been deluding themselves.

    from the article: Palestinian militants ransack former Gush Katif greenhouses
    First published 00:00 10.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.02.06
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