Entrance of goods to Gaza from Israel

Entrance of goods to Gaza from Israel

48,000

Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005 Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005

Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005 Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005

Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005

Mohammed Al Assar, owner of Al Tawun Concrete, believes it’s time to end the GRM, which he views as “faulty, corrupt, and resource-consuming.” Al Assar told Gisha that, “even when there’s no work, you still have to pay for the warehouse approved through the GRM and everything that has to do with it: electricity, lighting, repair fees, cables, and more.”

Entrance of goods to Gaza from Israel

Entrance of goods to Gaza from Israel

48,000

Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005 Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005

Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005 Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005

Average monthly entrance of truckloads to Gaza via Israeli-controlled crossings in 2005

In July 2020, though he had no work at the time, he still paid 10,000 ILS (approx. 3,230 USD) in rent for the warehouse, a price that he was only able to afford when he had active projects. Given the situation, Al Assar asked the warehouse owner for a reduction in rent, but was refused. He says switching to a different warehouse would be very difficult, and even dangerous, because the GRM has to be notified of the location of the new warehouse, and it must meet the monitoring conditions. Any mistake could lead to Al Assar’s suspension from the GRM.