Ali Alhayek, the Head of Palestinian Business People Association in the Gaza Strip said yesterday that the Israeli authorities have revoked 1509 work permits from business people in Gaza since the beginning of the year, in addition to withdrawing 160 BMC cards granted to senior business people.
Alhayek stressed that such Israeli polices threaten the business environment in the Gaza Strip and put the business of the people of Gaza at risk.
He noted that Gaza’s economy has been exhausted due to ten years of the Israeli siege and such polices would make the situation even worse.
في إطار استمرار الإحتلال بخنق قطاع غزة اقتصادياً أقدم الإحتلال في الآونة الأخيرة حسب تصريح جمعية رجال الأعمال بسحب تصاريح1509من رجال الأعمال
— مصطفى أبو زر | غزة (@MustafAbuZir) September 5, 2016
(Translation: The Israeli occupation forces suffocate Gaza economically by revoking 1509 permits from business people)
Alhayek added that the Israeli authorities intentionally prevent the passage of goods belonging to Gaza’s merchants, which ruins their business.
He concluded that these Israeli policies aim at destroying Gaza’s economy in addition to controlling materials entering Gaza for factories.
(PC, Palestine Now)