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Israel to readmit cement into Gaza

17 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Israeli authorities have decided to allow the entry of cement in the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom (Karm Abu Salem) commercial crossing, according to the Palestinian Authority. Israel had previously blocked the entry of cement into Gaza and hundreds of factories have closed as a result of a lack of raw materials entering Gaza.

Israel allows temporary cement supply into Gaza Strip

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Israel will temporarily allow the supply of cement and tyres to the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom trade crossing under Israeli control, according to a senior official. Deliveries would be allowed from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. "We hope it will be permanent and not temporary," said Jihad Isleem, spokesperson for the private sector association in Gaza. Israel has banned deliveries of cement and other raw materials to Gaza, arguing that activists used them to produce weapo...

Gaza receives Saudi Arabian housing aid and Israeli cement

24 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia has contributed US$80m towards reconstructing Gaza homes destroyed during the 2014 Israeli military bombing, Minister of Housing, Mufeed Hasayneh, said on Thursday. He told a press conference in Gaza that US$40m will be disbursed in cooperation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to 1300 beneficiaries, while US$10m of the remaining US$40m will go toward reconstructing 274 homes in coordination with the United Nations Development Progr...

Gaza residents oppose new cement plant

22 November 2016, Published under Cement News

In October 2016 Sanad Construction Industries (SCI) announced the launch of the first phase of a project to build a cement plant in a vacant lot in the West Bank. This first phase would see the construction of the plant’s crusher following the company obtaining approval from the Ministry of Economy and Minister of Local Environment Quality Authority (EQA). However, when representatives from SCI visited the lot this month to conduct a land survey, residents of the Arab al-Rashaida area adjace...

Israel complaint over Egyptian circumvention of Gaza cement ban

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Israeli government has filed an official complaint with its counterpart in Cairo after Egypt permitted the import of cement into Gaza, reports the Middle East Monitor. News services report that this has provoked considerable anger within the Israeli security establishment, who view the Egyptian move as running counter to its efforts at collaboration with the Palestinian Authority. They also point out that it may violate a UN agreement whereby the international body monitors cement use...

Israel imposes partial freeze on cement transfers to Gaza

05 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Israel has halted some cement imports to the Gaza Strip after it emerged that parts of the shipments were being retained by Hamas officials. The Times of Israel reports that the freeze on cement imports – which does not affect imports bound for public sector programmes – was imposed on Sunday, 3 April 2016. Israel has previously imposed stoppages on cement imports to Gaza over concerns that material was being diverted to build tunnels across the border. In a statement released on Monda...

Israel allows 1120t of cement to enter Gaza

26 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Palestinian officials say the amount of the cement Israel has allowed into the Gaza Strip is not enough for rebuilding the strip following Israel’s 50-day war against the enclave. They maintain that 100 trucks of building materials a day are needed to rebuild Gaza Strip within three years. Raed Fatuh, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of the entry of goods into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom border crossing, said 28 trucks, each loaded with 40t of cement, crossed into the coastal...

Israel release 1000t of cement into Gaza

05 February 2014, Published under Cement News

The Gaza Strip will receive 1000t of cement from Israel to help it recover from the last storm, the Palestinian Authority civil affairs minister said. Hussein al-Sheikh told Ma’an that 25 truck loads totalling about 1000t of cement will enter Gaza starting Sunday and Monday. Al-Sheikh said he instructed the coordination committee in Gaza to start unloading the trucks to help those affected by the storm once they arrive.