Tag Archive for cement

Israel reports to UN: Hamas steals 95% of cement sent to Gaza civilians for terror-tunnels


view videoAt the UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Dr. Dore Gold spoke about Israel’s extensive role in providing humanitarian aid, noting the task is made more complicated when Gaza’s rulers confiscate aid sent to Palestinian civilians then uses it for Hamas’ military agenda.



Hamas is stealing 95% of the cement transferred into Gaza for the purpose of rebuilding homes so that it can use it for military purposes, Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold said on Tuesday.

“From our own investigations we found that out of every 100 sacks of cement that come into the Gaza Strip [from Israel], only five or six are transferred to civilians,” Gold said as he addressed the UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Continue Reading »

Israel ends private cement embargo into Gaza

Cement shipments ended after Hamas official diverted substantial amount to its military branch, likely used for construction of new attack tunnels into Israel, but resumed this week following new UN agreement to add more int’l monitors in Gaza.



Israel has lifted the ban imposed last month on private imports of cement to the Gaza Strip, with trucks arriving at the Kerem Shalom crossing on Monday morning to resume the supply to the Palestinian enclave.

Cement coming into the Gaza Strip for the first time in over a month.

“In accordance with the security assessment and the understandings reached with the international community, as of today, Sunday May 22, the re-entry of cement into Gaza has been approved,” said a statement from the government body responsible for implementing policies in the Palestinian territories, COGAT. Continue Reading »

Israel stops private cement deliveries to Gaza


UN envoy Nikolay Mladenov, agreeing with Israelis, makes rare public criticism of Gaza’s diverting cement for terrorism instead of home repairs, without specifying the terror aspect in attempt to resolve the issue.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Israel has told the United Nations that it will suspend private imports of cement in Gaza after some of the supplies were diverted, a UN spokesman said Monday.

UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov is working with Israeli and Palestinian authorities to try to resolve the issue.

“Anyone who seeks to gain by deviating construction material in Gaza is stealing from its own people and adding to the suffering of the people of Gaza,” Mladenov said. Continue Reading »