Font Size: A A A
Go to:
×
More in Industry & Trade: Customs | Economy | Trade | Infrastructure
Voyage Search
General Shipping Search
Please select a port in Israel
Please select a port overseas
Exports from Israel
Imports to Israel
Tools & Calculators
Currencies
Update date: 23.02.2020
Currency Rate % Change
USD 3.424 -0.233
EUR 3.7026 -0.022
GBP 4.4247 +0.231
100 JPY 3.064 +0.124
Currency calculator
Calculators
length area vol. weight
cm
m
km
inch
foot
yard
mile
Clear
square cm
square m
square km
square inch
square yard
square mile
Clear
cc
litre
cubic m
cubic inch
cubic yard
gallon
Clear
kg
short ton
long ton
lb
oz
Clear
Volume Weight Calculator
Ports' Workplan

IDF: Began annual export of Israeli grown apples into Syria

10,000 tons of apples are expected to cross into Syria via the Quneitra crossing every day over the course of the next few weeks
08.03.10 / 00:00
IDF: Began annual export of Israeli grown apples into Syria
08.03.10
IDF: Began annual export of Israeli grown apples into Syria

10,000 tons of apples are expected to cross into Syria via the Quneitra crossing every day over the course of the next few weeks
 
Beginning March 2nd, 2010, apples grown by Israeli civilians in the Golan Heights are exported into Syria, in accordance with the directives of the Israeli government and the request of the International Red Cross. Apples will continue to pass into Syria for the duration of several weeks.
 
The sale of Golan apples in Syria began in 2004, at the initiative of the Israeli Agriculture Ministry. The move came in response to a requestby Druze farmers in the Golan Heights, because there were too many apples in the Israeli market.
 
The apples will be transferred via the Quneitra crossing, normally used for thepassage of United Nations personnel. Representatives of the Red Cross in Syria will coordinate the export, in cooperation with UN officials and under IDF supervision.
 
The IDF is responsible for escorting and securing the crossing of trucks along the Syrian border.
 
The operation involves Red Cross trucks driven by drivers from Kenya, who bring the produce to Jordan and Syria.
 
Over 30 trucks, carrying approximately 10,000 tons of apples, mostly Starling and Golden Delicious, are expected to cross into Syria every day over the course of the next few weeks. 2010 marks the fifth consecutive year in which Israeli-grown apples are transferred into Syria.
 
The present quantity is more than double the quantity sent to Syria a few years ago, and is about 8 percent of Israel's annual apple production, of 120,000 tons.
 
 

 

×