Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Israeli Blockade of Gaza Tightened in July

The Israeli blockade of Gaza was more strict in July according to recent figures.
New data released by a United Nations agency and an Israeli NGO has confirmed that Israel’s blockade on the Gaza Strip actually tightened during July.
UN OCHA’s monthly update for July reports that the number of crossings at Erez was 15 per cent below the 2016 monthly average, and just 30 per cent of the monthly average in 2004. ...
Meanwhile, at the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom crossing, a total of just 157 truckloads of goods exited for sale outside of the Gaza Strip, down on the average for the first half of 2016 – and just 20 per cent of the equivalent figure in 2005. (Israeli blockade on Gaza tightened in July, new figures show, Middle East Monitor, August 16, 2016.)
May peace soon come to the Holy Land.

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