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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Israel will allow Palestinians to begin exporting furniture from the Gaza Strip
next month, as part of new Israeli policies to allow goods out of
On Wednesday, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the
Territories (COGAT) held a workshop for Palestinian farmers who will begin
exporting their goods from the Gaza Strip next week.
During the workshop,
IDF officers explained the export process to the farmers that begins from when
the produce is harvested and until it is transferred into Israel via the Kerem
Shalom crossing. It is then loaded and sent to Europe.
traditionally allows the export of strawberries and flowers to Europe in
conjunction with the Dutch government.
Israel has facilitated the
transfer of 399 tons of strawberries, 10 million carnations, 6.5 tons of cherry
tomatoes, and 6 tons of yellow, red and green bell peppers to European markets
over the past year. COGAT said the number will grow and in 2012 it will reach
1,000 tons of strawberries, 20 million carnations and 150 tons of yellow, red
and green bell peppers.