Tens of thousands of Gaza-made lulav holders sent to Israel

"This is a great example of steps that we're taking every day of the year, steps that are good for agriculture and helping markets on both sides: the Israeli and the Palestinian."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
October 5, 2019 18:09
Lulav holders made in Gaza being transferred to Israel, October 2019

Lulav holders made in Gaza being transferred to Israel, October 2019. (photo credit: COGAT SPOKESPERSON)

Tens of thousands of lulav holders made in the Gaza Strip were transferred through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Israel in coordination with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).

The holders are made out of palm leaves and are meant to bind together a palm frond, two willow branches and three myrtle branches – three of the the four species used in ritual services on the holiday of Sukkot. They are taken together with an etrog, a bumpy, lemon-like citrus fruit.


"On the Sukkot holiday, we hope that a shelter of peace be spread over us," said Ori Madar, COGAT's agricultural coordinator. "This is a great example of steps that we're taking every day of the year, steps that are good for agriculture and helping markets on both sides: the Israeli and the Palestinian."


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