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Thread #149782 Message #3488060
Posted By: beardedbruce
08-Mar-13 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Hamas shuts down Gaza border...
Subject: RE: BS: Hamas shuts down Gaza border...
"Ynet said that Hamas was demanding a tax of 170 shekels (around $46) for each truck that enters Gaza, to make up for lost profits from tunnel revenue after Cairo cracked down on smuggling under the Egyptian border.
Meanwhile, Hamas is imposing new restrictions at the Erez crossing, the only passenger terminal on the Israeli border.
The government in Gaza announced Wednesday that residents must seek permission from the Ministry of Interior to enter Israel via the Erez crossing.
Palestinians already needed a permit from Israel to cross Erez.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights criticized Hamas' decision."