An interesting item in the West Australian today about the cost of bread in the Gaza Strip. Bakers in Gaza blame the shortage of flour on the “Israeli blockade”, but the West report also correctly notes that Israeli sanctions do not include flour which is a vital commodity. They just forgot to add that Israel allows all manner of supplies to the Gaza strip from medical aid to electricity and food. This, despite 20 Kassam rockets that were fired from this area into Israel yesterday.Â
But I digress.
The article says that a 3 kilo bag of pita bread in the Gaza strip costs eight shekels. That is about $2.50. My question is, how come in Perth (where we grow and refine wheat) a bag of 5 Pita breads weighing less than 300 grams costs $3.00?