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Harsh Winter Destroys Crops in the West Bank

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Harsh Winter Destroys Crops in the West Bank

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Harsh Winter Destroys Crops in the West Bank

Harsh Winter Destroys Crops in the West Bank

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Frost and unusually cold winter weather have destroyed some 90 percent of field crops in southern Jordan Valley, likes those in this banana field in the West Bank city of al Ouja. Eric Westervelt, NPR hide caption

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Frost and unusually cold winter weather have destroyed some 90 percent of field crops in southern Jordan Valley, likes those in this banana field in the West Bank city of al Ouja.

Eric Westervelt, NPR

The West Bank has had one of the harshest winters in decades. Snow and frost have damaged or destroyed about 90 percent of all Palestinian field crops there. And 40 percent to 50 percent of produce in West Bank greenhouses may be lost, as well.

Palestinian farmers want help from the Palestinian Authority but so far, none has arrived.

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