bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Monday, May 24, 2004

Gaza stripped

Israeli raids in Gaza continue to affect beekeepers:

For beekeeper Naeem Hejazi, the damage could not be undone.

He said Israeli army bulldozers that levelled a citrus grove about one kilometre from the Jewish settlement of Rafiah Yam crushed his cash crop — 350 boxes of bees that produced about two tons of honey a year.

“I was watching from my house as the bulldozers approached my bees. Once the bulldozers started knocking them down and burying them, I forgot about the risk and ran from my house holding a white flag,” Hejazi said.

“I begged them for my bees. They did not listen to me and told me to get away or they would shoot,” he said, weeping.
See earlier incursions.


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