Saturday, Aug. 24
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Israel suspends postal services to Gaza after intercepting products for alleged military use

July 14, 2016 8:44 P.M. (Updated: July 15, 2016 10:36 A.M.)
GAZA (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities Thursday suspended postal services to the besieged Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing after Israeli forces intercepted shipments of products that they believed could be used for military purposes, according to officials at the Palestinian liaison office.

The officials told Ma’an that Israeli authorities suspended the postal service into the Gaza Strip in response to finding the products in postal shipments entering the small Palestinian enclave.

Israeli media reported that Israeli authorities confiscated drones, components of weapons, and scuba diving equipment from mail shipments earlier in the day.

Director of Public Relations and Media at the Ministry of Communications in Gaza Samir Hamto confirmed reports of the suspension, while rejecting Israel’s claims of finding equipment for military use.

“The occupation makes [these] claims in order to tighten the siege on the Gaza Strip,” he said, adding that the suspension would only harm the people of Gaza.

The majority of the more than 1.8 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are sealed inside the coastal enclave due to a near-decade long military blockade imposed by Israel and upheld by Egypt on the southern border.

Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015