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Israel releases Palestinian mail held since 2010

Palestinian postal worker shows an undelivered mail blocked by Israel for years at the Palestinian central international exchange post office in Jericho, West Bank [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces yesterday gave the Palestinian Authority tonnes of post which it has been holding since 2010, Felesteen.ps reported.

PA Minister of IT and Communications, Allam Mousa, said in a statement that Israel stopped tonnes of Palestinian mail arriving from Jordan since 2010.

Palestine signed an agreement of direct mail delivery to Jordan with Israel in 2016, noting that agreement was brokered by the Global Mail Union.

He added: "Israel, in violation of international law, has not yet implemented the agreement and does not allow the export or import of mail directly through Jordan."

Israel controls the movement of Palestinian trade and people through international crossings and borders.

Occupation authorities have also been holding back postal revenues due to the Palestinians worth thousands of dollars, Mousa added.

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