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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

What's still not allowed into Gaza

In case you were wondering what's not allowed into Gaza under the new rules....
Among the items whose entrance into Gaza will still be restricted are materials and equipment liable to be used for terrorist attacks and technology that could be used by terrorists, such as a range of chemicals used in the production of explosives (including certain fertilizers); ball bearings; lathes and their parts; composite materials; hunting knives and machetes; optical equipment, such as lasers and night vision goggles; certain navigation aides; diving equipment; parachutes, gliders and other non-motorized airborne vehicles; flares and fireworks; avionics and flight control equipment; missile-related computer technologies; rock drills; and equipment drawing water from excavated sites.

In addition, dual-use goods and items listed in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies – a multilateral export control regime that involves more than 40 countries that restricts the export of armaments and other products to particular regions or countries – are on the list.

Gal told journalists on Monday that another principle being implemented is to allow construction materials into Gaza, but only for Palestinian Authority-authorized projects under international supervision.

Israel is concerned that a free inflow of items such as cement, lime, gravel, concrete, steel, iron, concrete blocs and vehicles, excluding private cars, would likely to be used by Hamas for military purposes, such as building bunkers, fortifying positions and digging tunnels.

As a result, these products – and other construction materials on the list – will be allowed in only for educational, housing and infrastructure projects being undertaken by the UN or other recognized international bodies. Dangot said that in the coming months materials will be allowed in for around 45 projects.
By the way, the 'international community' seems satisfied with the new rules. Only the Leftist Israelis who want us to commit suicide are dissatisfied.


The full detailed list may be found here (pdf link) beginning on page 9.


At 5:08 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The new rules make it harder for anti-Israel activists to attack Israel. They also make it impossible to ever overthrow the Hamas regime in Gaza. The world got the new rules it has been pushing for. Now it has to live with the consequences.


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