Israel lets through shoes, clothes

2010-04-04 18:55
Gaza - Israel allowed a consignment of clothes and footwear to enter the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such consignments of these products to enter the impoverished salient since 2007, Raed Fatouch, Goods Co-ordinator for the Gaza Strip, said.

Israel slapped a blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2006, after militants launched a cross-border raid and snatched an Israeli soldier, who is still being held somewhere in the enclave.

Although Israel does allow goods to enter the Strip, the amount and type is limited, with materials which can be used in the manufacture of improvised missiles forbidden.

Israel has come under increasing pressure to end its blockade, with critics saying it amounts to collective punishment of the Gaza Strip population.

- SAPA
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