Judging from the photos below taken a few months ago, it doesn't appear that Gaza traders have been suffering from a lack of inventory or their customers, starving for selection.An Israeli military spokesman said clothes and shoes had been allowed into the territory on a regular basis as part of humanitarian aid. But this was the first time that privately imported clothing was allowed in for traders to sell on.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Reuters correspondent Nidal al-Mughrabi who is accurate less often than a broken clock and always a day late and a dollar short catching the news also frequently exaggerates the effects of the Israeli embargo on Hamas-controlled Gaza. In this, his latest effort to portray Israel in a negative light, al-Mughrabi calls attention to shipments of clothes and shoes being allowed in to Gaza "for the first time in its almost three-year-old blockade of the Hamas-controlled enclave":