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Hamas ‘Tax’ Revenue from Israeli Imports: NIS 175,000,000

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Despite was what supposed to have been a complete disengagement from Gaza, and the Gazan’s direct border crossing with Egypt, Israel still remains the preferred, and sometimes the only choice for Gazans who want to import and export goods and merchandise.

And Hamas terrorists are making a tidy sum off that trade, according to a Makor Rishon report.

After Israel completely evacuated all the Jews from Gaza and Gush Katif in 2005, the Palestinian Authority took over. But in 2007, Hamas violently took over the Gaza strip, slaughtering their political opponents.

Since the terrorist organization’s coup Hamas has been the primary terror group in charge of the Gaza Strip.

Despite Hamas, civilian trade with Israel still continued.

In 2014, 61,000 trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel to Gaza. That crossing is located in southern Gaza near Rafah. There is also trade that goes through the northern Erez crossing.

During Operation Protective Edge, over 130,000 tons of merchandise crossed into Gaza. 15% of Israeli fruit are exported to Gaza.

Gaza has also recently begun exporting produce to Judea and Samaria, and 40 trucks have already passed into Israel in the past few months.

This past week, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai held an agricultural conference in which farmers and distributors from Gaza participated – in Israel.

Gazan importers are looking for even lower prices than they get now, and during the conference it came out why.

Gazan importers must pay protection money to Hamas of between 50 to 100 shekels per ton, on products imported from Israel.

And that’s just to start off with.

In addition, each truck that passes into Gaza is charged a fee.

Canned goods and potatoes are charged an additional 1800 shekels per truck, trucks carrying coffee pay Hamas 2500 shekels per truck, and each truck transporting clothing into Israel pays 4000 shekels to Hamas.

It’s estimated that Hamas’s 2014 “tax” revenue from Israeli imports stands at 175 million shekels ($45 million dollars). You can build a lot of terror tunnels and rockets with that kind of money.

Hamas also takes a cut from the smuggling tunnels between Gaza and the Sinai.

The Gazans said that before the war this past summer their economic situation was difficult, but now everything is collapsing.

At the conference, the Gazans said they missed Gush Katif and working with the Jewish Settlers.

One Gazan at the conference said, “We worked there with the Jews [from Gush Katif] and everything was good.” He continued, “We’re still in contact with them, and dream of those bygone days. Now there is no hope. My children want candy, but there isn’t any money to buy them any. My son wants to get married. I look to the sky and pray, because I know that I can’t help them.”

One wouldn’t be wrong if you thought many Gazans want the IDF to kick Hamas out, and for the Jews come back home — to Gush Katif.

Gaza Sealed Off

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Following the rocket launch from Gaza into Israel on Friday night, Israel closed the Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings between Israel and Gaza, until further notice – which may actually be just until Monday.

Egypt has also closed their crossing between Egypt and Gaza following the terrorist attacks in the Sinai.

Israel “Retaliates” for Rocket Fire

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Reshet Bet reports that Israel is retaliating for the rocket that was launched from Gaza on Friday, in violation of the cease fire.

On Sunday, the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza will be closed, in response to the attack.

Hamas must be shaking in their boots.

Egypt cancelled the peace talks between Hamas and Israel last week after Hamas personnel were found to have been involved in the attack that killed 31 Egyptian soldiers.

Hamas Strategy: Harm Gazan Citizens [video]

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

One of the strategies that Hamas in implementing in its war against Israel, is to make the life of the average Gazan more miserable, and then blame Israel.

In the video, you can see Hamas firing mortars at the Kerem Shalom crossing, The Kerem Shalom crossing is used to transfer humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Israel is forced to close the crossing every time Hamas attacks it.

Kerem Shalom Closed Due to Rain (of Mortars)

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

8:00am The IDF has shut the Kerem Shalom-Gaza border checkpoint this morning as a result of a mortar attack on the location. No humanitarian delivery trucks going into Gaza today…

Kibbutz Nachal Oz near Gaza recommends to residents to not to return to the kibbutz due to the security situation.

IDF Destroys Home of Shalit Kidnapping Chief

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Israeli fighter pilots launched an air strike overnight Tuesday on the home of the Hamas terrorist chief who masterminded the kidnapping of former IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

As a result of the cross-border attack masterminded by Hamas military wing chief Raed al-Atar, Shalit was held captive by Hamas in Gaza from June 2006 till October 2011.

It is not yet clear whether Al-Atar was in his house in the southern Gaza border town of Rafiah when Israel’s air force struck.

Food Shipments to Gaza Continue Despite Rockets

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Israel is continuing to allow food shipments into the Gaza Strip, despite the Hamas missile offensive against Israeli citizens.

Tuesday morning, trucks filled with Israeli fruit and cooking oil passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing, several meters from the spot where Hamas kidnapped Gilad Shalit in 2006.
 

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