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Bee populations plummet in Gaza

Gaza is watching its bee populations plummet and accuses Israel for irresponsible or even malicious use of insecticides.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Gaza Strip is witnessing a major decline in the bees that used to swarm farmland and gardens across the coastal enclave.

Many Gazans accuse Israel of the deliberate killing and displacement of bees by spraying toxic pesticides near apiaries and flowering trees in border areas, which have also been heavily bulldozed in the name of security.

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