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Airstrikes, closures devastate Gaza's livestock

The Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip and the closing of the crossings hit the animal husbandry sector in the besieged enclave particularly hard.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The animal husbandry sector in the Gaza Strip has been devastated by the recent Israeli shelling. Israel closed the crossings with Gaza as soon as the escalation started on May 10, preventing the entry of fodder needed to feed the animals and many of them died. 

Despite the cease-fire declared by Hamas and Israel on May 20, the Israeli crossings remained closed, preventing the entry of basic goods and commodities to the Gaza Strip. On May 24, Israel reopened the Kerem Abu Salem border crossing in southern Gaza under international pressure.

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