Sunday, February 09, 2014

  • Sunday, February 09, 2014
  • Elder of Ziyon
You know how, now that the tunnels from Egypt have been mostly closed by Egypt, Israel is the only source for Gazans to get construction material? And how, when Israel stopped construction for private projects after discovering Hamas terror tunnels, human rights organizations insist that Israel has the sole responsibility for allowing those materials to resume being imported? Egypt, it is assumed, cannot adequately support sending large amounts of building materials into Gaza through Rafah.


Well, the latest weekly UN OCHA report (January 28-February 3) says something very interesting:

During the reporting period, the Crossing opened for one day to allow 56 truckloads of construction materials to enter for project funded by the Government of Qatar. The previous week, some 215 truckloads of construction materials designated for the Qatari construction projects entered over the course of three days.

...This week (26 January-1 February), nearly 1,000 truckloads of goods entered Gaza through Kerem Shalom Crossing, 13 percent more than during the previous week. The increase is mainly due to the entry of slightly greater amounts of basic construction materials for projects implemented by international organizations and approved by the Israeli authorities (142 compared to 48 truckloads the previous week).
If the truckloads are of comparable size, this means that Egypt is allowing more construction materials into Gaza than Israel is.

Moreover, given that the Rafah crossing is only open sporadically, if Egypt wants it could open the crossing for six or seven days a week, meaning that some 450-500 trucks of building material can go into Gaza for whatever purposes Egypt and Gazans agree on.

There is no rule that Egypt can only allow building material for the Qatar-funded projects. There is no reason why private Gaza builders should not be able to order construction material from Egypt and have it trucked in the next day. Rafah is clearly not only a passenger transit point but it can handle significant amounts of other goods for Gaza. There could be a healthy two-way trade of goods and materials for Gazans and exports of Gaza produce and other goods to Egypt.

Except that Egypt doesn't allow it.

Yet so-called "human rights" organizations are completely silent about demanding that Egypt allow more construction materials into Gaza. They only demand this from Israel, the one country that is the target for Hamas kidnap tunnels built with these very same materials.

Isn't that interesting?


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