Israel continues its assistance to Gaza

Despite tagging Gaza as a "hostile entity," Israel is still supplying it with goods and electrical assistance.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 15, 2007 20:34
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Despite plan's by the government to cut power to the Gaza Strip in response to Kassam attacks, Israel continues to provide assistance for Gaza's electrical infrastructure. Israel is also continuing to supply Palestinians in Gaza with non-humanitarian goods via mail service, despite its recent declaration of the Gaza Strip as a "hostile entity". Channel 10 reported Thursday that Israel has recently helped repair Gaza power shortages. When recent technical problems left the towns of Jabalya and Beit Lahiya in darkness, Palestinians requested assistance from Israel. A team of Palestinian electricity workers was then authorized to enter Israel, where its members received instructions on how to fix the problem by Israel Electric Company workers, who also gave them special equipment to do so. Channel 2 also reported that Israel has continued to supply the Gaza Strip with goods such as computers and electronic equipment despite the cabinet's recent decision to define Gaza as a hostile entity. The declaration should stop any transfer of goods into the strip that are not a humanitarian necessity. However, Channel 10 reported that such non-humanitarian goods were being transferred - by mail. Asked to comment, the Defense Ministry said it was examining the Gaza Strip situation, including the issue of mail.

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