Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel has proposed reviving the falaffel market in Israel, saying it has become too expensive.
The minister said in a statement on Wednesday that the falefel market has lost about $40,000 per month due to rising costs.
The falafels are made with lean beef and sausages, but it has been a problem for many years that the price of the meat is increasing in Israel.
The prices have been rising at a rate of about 40 percent per year since the beginning of the current economic crisis, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
The ministry estimates that the cost of the market will reach $4 million by the end of 2019, up from $1.6 million in 2015.
The market was officially closed on July 1.
The Minister’s proposal is not likely to go through, as it is against the rules of the Agriculture Ministry, which has been in power since 2005.
But the plan could be considered as a step toward reviving falafellas and the falafaels market in the country.