Ministry begins placing mobile bomb shelters in agricultural areas near Gaza

The Agriculture Ministry says it has begun placing mobile bomb shelters in agricultural areas near the Gaza Strip, following last month’s fighting between Israel and the coastal enclave’s Hamas rulers.

The ministry says it has purchased over 100 mobile shelters as part of the rollout and says they will be placed in agricultural areas where there is a higher concentration of workers such as barns, greenhouses and packing centers.

In a statement, Agriculture Minister Oded Forer says the shelters “will make it possible to safeguard settlement in the Gaza periphery communities that maintain the state’s borders and allow them to continue their daily work.”

During the 11 days of fighting in May, two Thai workers were killed when a projectile struck the packing house where they were working in a community near Gaza.

Illustrative: Thai foreign workers standing in a mobile bomb shelter at Moshav Beit HaGadi in southern Israel on August 20, 2014. (Edi Israel/Flash90)

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