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Israel Economy Minister Denies Blockade of Gaza (VIDEO)

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Naftali Bennett, leader of Israel's Jewish Home party. Photo: Mati Milstein/The Israel Project.

Israel’s Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday denied that there is a blockade on the Gaza Strip and said that all goods are allowed into the coastal enclave besides those that could be used by Hamas to attack Israelis.

“We have no siege. There is no siege going on in Gaza,” Bennett said during an interview with the BBC. “Every day there is dozens and dozens of shiploads or trucks of food and medicine and humanitarian needs flowing into Gaza. That’s not a problem.”

“The problem is that what they [Hamas] try to bring into Gaza is also weapons and more concrete to build more tunnels in order to kill more Israelis,” he added, “and that’s unacceptable.”

Bennett said the “general rule” is that all goods are allowed into Gaza besides anything used to create weapons.

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Watch Naftali Bennett on the BBC below:

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