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WikiLeaks: Israel demanded bribes for goods entering Gaza

WikiLeaks: Israel demanded bribes for goods entering Gaza

Joint June 2006 cable dispatched by U.S. diplomats in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem cites Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Motorola and Dell as some of the companies subject to corruption at the Karni Crossing.

A key Israeli cargo crossing for goods entering the Gaza Strip was rife with corruption, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks on Thursday

The June 14, 2006, cable, published Thursday by Norway's Aftenposten daily, says companies told U.S. diplomats they were forced to pay hefty bribes to get goods into Gaza. It was unclear whether the practice still continues.
Trucks at Kerem Shalom Gaza crossing

Trucks at the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza
Photo by: Eliyahu Ben Yigal

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

The document quoted a local Coca-Cola distributor as sayi


Added: Jan-6-2011 
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Middle East
Tags: Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Islam, Jews, Christian, Middle East, War, Conflict
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