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Golan Apples

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Apple yield coming from occupied Golan to  Syria's markets has exceeded 11 thousand tons from both  Golden and  Starkin types.

Quneitra's Governor confirmed that apples  harvest purchased from  the Syrian farmers in the occupied Golan has witnessed transport operations to most  parts of the country  despite difficult circumstances .

" Great efforts are exerted  for marketing  apple production  to support Golan's farmers. It is a humanitarian duty to ease  their suffering due to occupation  arbitrary practices , which are targeting  this particular fruit  to make it unmarketable because it symbolizes resistance. In the coming weeks , it is expected that the amount of  Golan apples will reach to 18 thousand tons." Quneitra  Governor  added.

Syrian markets  received weeks ago  Golan apples in batches under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) via the liberated  Quneitra crossing.

About 200 to 300 tons of Golan's apples are transferred daily to most of Syria's markets loaded by trucks of the General Establishment of Storage and Marketing. 

On  his turn, the chairman of occupied Golan Apple Marketing committee  in occupied  Buq'ata , Said Farhat , expressed satisfaction of Golan's  peasants and farmers regarding the easy crossing  of their production to  Syria's  markets. Since  this fruit  is considered the main source of living for the occupied territories' inhabitants .

"Modern  methods  of apples storage after harvest in September and October , in modern coolers  which  keep apples in excellent conditions , and preserve their freshess from season to season . There are eight huge storage coolers distributed in towns and villages of  Majdal Shams - Buq'ata the - Mas'adah." Farhat concluded.

M.W

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