Israeli blockade limits Gaza farm export 28 12 2011
The Israeli blockade of Gaza has meant that the farmers have not been able to export most of their produce, starving them of a much needed economic lifeline.
Farmers here grow strawberries, peppers, tomatoes and flowers, but Israel's security blockade since 2007 has meant most produce won't find an external market.
According to the terms of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 2005, about 400 trucks of fruit and vegetables should be exported from Gaza every day.
But at the sole crossing out of Gaza still operating for goods, the number of lorries making out of the territory is less than two per cent of the number agreed in 2005