Partial List of Items Prohibited/Permitted into the Gaza Strip
The following list is approximate and partial, and it changes from time to time. It is based oninformation from Palestinian traders and businesspersons, international organizations, and thePalestinian Coordination Committee, all of whom "deduce" what is permitted and what isbanned based on their experience requesting permission to bring goods into Gaza and theanswers they receive from the Israeli authorities (approved or denied). It is not possible toverify this list with the Israeli authorities because they refuse to disclose information regardingthe restrictions on transferring goods into Gaza. It should be noted that Israel permits some ofthe "prohibited" items into Gaza (for example: paper, biscuits, and chocolate), on the conditionthat they are for the use of international organizations, while requests from private merchantsto purchase them are denied. For more information, see: Gisha,Restrictions on the Transferof Goods into Gaza: Obstruction and Obfuscation, January 2010 (available at:www.gisha.org).
Prohibited Items*Permitted Items
sage flourcardamom sugarcumin sweetenercoriander riceginger salt jam cooking oilhalva semolinavinegar yeastnutmeg pastachocolate chickpeasfruit preserves beansseeds and nuts kidney beansbiscuits and sweets lentilspotato chips peasgas for soft drinks Burgul wheatdried fruit cornfresh meat lupini beansplaster powdered milktar dairy productswood for construction margarinecement hummus pasteiron frozen meat, fish, and vegetablesglucose vitamins and oil for animal feedindustrial salt empty bags for flourplastic/glass/metal containers medicine and medical equipmentindustrial margarine diaperstarpaulin sheets for huts feminine hygiene productsfabric (for clothing) toilet paperflavor and smell enhancers baby wipesfishing rods shampoo & conditioner