Booming Business at the Israel-Gaza Border

(Los Angeles Jewish Journal) Danielle Berrin - Since 2006, Israel has consistently and judiciously provided for Gaza's needs, facing the unique predicament of providing for an enemy that launches rockets into Israel. Israel provides Gaza's civilians with water, gas, electricity, medical supplies, building materials, even butter, with tons of goods passing through the Kerem Shalom border crossing. The Israeli official managing Kerem Shalom told me, "This is a special mission to support an enemy people. Most [Gazans] are innocent, but Gaza is occupied by Hamas terrorists." Business at the border is booming: In 2012, 69,000 trucks delivered goods through the crossing; in 2016, that number rose to 190,000.

2017-01-10 00:00:00

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