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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.
Haaretz

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

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Added: Jan-6-2011 
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  • And Jews wonder why they have been hated for centuries.

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    • And why is that? You realy think that there isn't corrupt officials everywere?

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    • Because Israel takes corruption to a whole new level. Whether it be how they treat the Palestinians, intentionally attacking US warships, selling US weapon technology to China etc... Yep, many reasons to hate Israel.

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    • never even crossed my mind, as i dont give a rats ass who likes me. whats important to me is if i like them.

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    • http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/gov_cor-government-corruption

      10 bein the cleanest and 0 bein the most corrupt

      gee gaza strip is --2.6 and 107 on the list
      and isreal is--6.3 and 28 on the list

      this covers political, business and police

      and it looks like there is a lot of ME countries in the poop pile under isreal and that includes everyones favorite turkey at 3.5 --and 65 on the list

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    • "Because Israel takes corruption to a whole new level."

      Come to think of it compared to all the other countries in that part of the world that is true. In all the other countries out there officials take all the bribes they can. In Israel at least that one corrupt official took bribes when it doesn't harm their own society.

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  • Israel = Apartheid South Africa

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    • If you haven't heard that slogan is kind of old. So if you don't wish to be seen as ignorant troll you may wish to learn a new one.

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  • 'Lets rip those yanks for every cents, Lol, they love us to much do anything about it'

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    • why dont they just bring the goods in through the Egyptian crossing.
      MAybe they charge even more???

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    • If you didn't realise that yanks don't lose anything. Palestinians did when those companies added bribes to their prizes.

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  • Jews...

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  • I think no one cares about it any more.

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  • the problem is not in the greedy roots of jews, it is in the fact that goods are ALLOWED to reach gaza.... fuck that

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  • ANYTHING for a buck. They can't help themselves. It's sad.

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  • cost money to operate a zoo

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