Hamas says 'no' to Israeli veggies

Monday, July 09, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Hamas on Monday signaled it would rather let the citizens of Gaza starve than feed them Israeli produce.

Sixty trucks full of fresh produce bound for Gaza markets made their way to southern Gaza's Kerem Shalom Crossing during the early morning hours, following an assurance by the Hamas agriculture minister that his group would allow the crossing to remain open.

However, when the trucks arrived, Hamas Finance Minister Omar Abdel Razek decided to close the crossing. The trucks turned around not wanting to endure the mortar attack Hamas threatened last week if Israel opened the crossing to displaced Palestinian trapped in the Egyptian Sinai.

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