Reference : V-P-IL-E-02317
Date : 03/02/2011
Country/Region : SYRIA; ISRAEL; OCCUPIED TERRITORIES; GOLAN
Caption : Kuneitra crossing. In 2006, the ICRC opened an office in the demarcation zone to facilitate the passage of people and goods and the transfer of official documents.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC/Andrea and Magda
Description : The Kuneitra crossing on the demarcation line serves as a temporary crossing point.

ICRC news release 11/32, 14/02/2011
At the request of farmers from the occupied Golan, and following the approval of both Israel and Syria, the ICRC started transferring 12,000 tonnes of apples from the occupied Golan through the 1974 separation line into Syria proper on 15 February 2011. Over a period of approximately ten weeks, three ICRC trucks will pass back and forth across the demarcation line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan from the rest of Syria. The first transfer, of 4,000 tonnes, took place in 2005. The sale of fruit represents a significant economic and humanitarian link between Syrian farmers in the occupied Golan and the Syrian market. The programme is only possible because all parties recognize the ICRC's role as a neutral intermediary.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3872x2592
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour

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