Israel eases Gaza blockade to allow passage of Europe-bound tomatoes

02.03.2011                      26.Adar l, 5771

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Israel eases Gaza blockade to allow passage of Europe-bound tomatoes

Israel began easing trade restrictions on Gaza in November in response to Western demands against an embargo it imposed when Hamas Islamists seized power in 2007.

Israel further eased its blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Wednesday by permitting a first truckload of cherry tomatoes destined for Europe to pass through their common frontier, officials said.
Raed Fattouh, a liaison coordinator with Israel, said the truck had passed through a main crossing and its produce was to be shipped to Europe….