Israel on Thursday allowed Palestinian farmers to ship produce from the blockaded Gaza Strip to the occupied West Bank, via Israeli territory, for the first time since 2007.
Israeli authorities said such shipments, which they halted after Hamas Islamists seized the Gaza Strip seven years ago, were aimed at spurring economic recovery in the impoverished enclave, after a seven-week war last summer.
A Palestinian official said a truckload of cucumbers destined for the West Bank was moved through Israel’s Kerem Shalom crossing point with the Gaza Strip.
COGAT, an Israeli military authority coordinating the shipments, said in a statement that 10 tonnes of cucumbers were dispatched to the Hebron area in the West Bank, with a tonne of fresh fish from the Gaza Strip expected to follow on Sunday.
No additional shipments were announced and the Palestinian official said it was unclear whether any would be made in the coming week.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر