8000 tons of apples to be exported to Syria via Kuneitra crossing

February 17, 2009 12:20

Apples grown by Israeli farmers in the Golan Heights will be exported to Syria from Tuesday, the IDF announced in a statement. The move followed a request from the Red Cross, and was approved by the government. The transfer, which will be facilitated via the Kuneitra crossing, will be supervised by Red Cross and United Nations officials on both the Israeli and the Syrian sides, the IDF said. The statement added that approximately 8000 tons of fruit will be transferred in the coming weeks, with some 20 truckloads crossing into Syria daily.

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