Palestinians seek slice of agribusiness “gold mine”

Reuters: Palestinian farmer Nasser Ismail hopes the dates he is growing in the Jordan valley will win him supermarket shelf space in Europe from his Jewish settler neighbors who sell the same crop at a premium. More and more Palestinians are turning to date palms in the search for ways to make a living from West Bank land farmed by their families for generations. Today, many struggle to survive. West of the biblical river, a sluggish, 100-km (60-mile) stream which forms the border with ......

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