Curbs make Gaza fete like turkey-less Thanksgiving

Dec 7, 2008 Full story: The Associated Press

Salah Afana's cattle business usually booms with the approach of the Muslim feast of the sacrifice. But this year he's hit a snag: He's out of cows.

Afana, Gaza's largest cattle trader, has been unable to import cows since Israel shut the strip's borders last month in response to Palestinian rocket fire. He has since sold all his stock _ less than half of what he sold last year _ and is turning customers away.

The Gaza-wide shortage of cows and sheep for slaughter is one of many disappointments Gazans face before Eid al-Adha, the most important holiday in the Muslim calendar. For them it's tantamount to Thanksgiving without turkey.

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Elizabeth, NJ

#1 Dec 8, 2008
Has anybody told this guy that the cows can reproduce yet? I know it's brand new technology, but I guess you can milk the females and save a few males from being slaughtered to breed... they call them bawls or bowls or something.
Hussein Osama

Portland, OR

#2 Dec 8, 2008
Ya gotta love these AP propaganda pieces.
Hey, maybe if the gazans stopped firing missiles at their neighbor, their cows and sheep would start breeding agin.

Milwaukee, WI

#3 Dec 9, 2008
Beduins pack your tents and tether your goats for the exile from Gaza, back to the sands of Sinai, your true home.
munda john


#4 Jan 10, 2009
better the whole old breeds and gajets wiped out for better, high nutricious milk free the old brands [poision]

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