Video of U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, Visiting Kerem Shalom Crossing, 30 Jun. 2010

The United States Special Envoy for the Middle East, George Mitchell, visited the Kerem Shalom Crossing to the Gaza Strip where he received a briefing by Major General Eitan Dangot, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), as well as from other officials in the COGAT unit.

The unit promotes humanitarian issues, infrastructure projects, and economical projects opposite the Palestinians through the application of government policies in factors pertaining to civilians.

In his remarks, Special Envoy Mitchell recognizes the security concerns Israel faces from the Gaza Strip and welcomes Israel’s expansion of the Kerem Shalom Crossing’s capacity to let more trucks into the Gaza Strip every day. In addition, Special Envoy Mitchell condemns the abduction, detention and treatment of the IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, and calls again for his immediate release.

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