Made-in-China Commodities Still Present in Gaza Despite Blockade

From Xinhua News:

Despite the closure of Gaza travel and commercial crossings, Palestinian merchant Abu Hussam Huwaity, can still get shipments of high quality made-in-China goods and sell them for good prices in Gaza.

“China is a blessing from God,” said Abu Hussam, who was one of the first Gazans to travel to China for business when it began to open up its economy to Palestinians in the early 1990s. “We no longer need the Israelis or the Europeans, China is enough.”…”I have a business office in Yiwu City of China,” said Abu Hussam. “I used to ship goods from China to the Israeli seaport of Ashdod then to Gaza through Karni crossing.”

…”Tunnels are also blessing from God,” he said, smiling. “My office is still operating in China, I still can buy China-made goods and ship them to Egypt then get them into Gaza through the underground tunnels.”

February 14, 2010 11:27 AM
Posted By: