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For the fourth year in a row; Israeli apple growers on Tuesday will begin exporting their fruits to Syria. The shipments will be delivered via the Kuneitra Crossing, usually reserved for passage of United Nations personnel and military forces between the two nations.
The transfer is being coordinated by representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on each side of the border, with the participation and observation of U.N. representatives and the IDF.
The IDF spokesman said Israeli military officials will accompany and secure the trucks' movement near the Syrian border. "The IDF hopes that the transfer will take place as quickly and efficiently as possible and has made preparations to ensure that this indeed occurs," he said in a statement released to the media.
More than 20 truckloads of the sweet produce are to be exported every day for the next several weeks, reaching a total export of approximately 8,000 tons of fruit.

Israeli exports of Golan Heights apples to Syria have been approved and carried out peacefully since 2005.

By: Aramean Democratic Organization

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