Cigarette smuggling in Gaza affects humanitarian aid deliveries

Cigarette smuggling in Gaza affects humanitarian aid deliveries

Related media – Latest news In the heavily blockaded Gaza Strip, cigarettes have become a rare commodity, often selling for $25-30 each. Both U.N. and Israeli officials have reported that coordinated attacks by groups seeking to profit from these contraband cigarettes are severely hampering the transportation of essential aid into southern Gaza. Israeli authorities carefully…

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Middle East Crisis: Cigarette Smuggling in Gaza and Its Impact on Aid Convoys

Middle East Crisis: Cigarette Smuggling in Gaza and Its Impact on Aid Convoys

More news – Latest news A significant problem is now affecting humanitarian aid convoys trying to deliver essential goods to the starving population of Gaza: attacks by organized groups looking not for flour or medicine, but for cigarettes hidden in the cargo. In the tightly controlled Gaza Strip, where Israel meticulously inspects every incoming truck,…

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