August 10 2010
Canada Post is advising customers that it is unable to accept outgoing mail to the Gaza Strip.
In a statement to customers on Tuesday, Canada Post said it has been informed by Israel Post that mail service to the coastal Palestinian territory is unavailable “due to circumstances beyond their control.”
Canada Post does not stop delivering mail to countries or areas. Instead, countries indicate they can not receive mail for conflict or other reasons.
Canada Post said it has not been able to find alternate routes to move mail in the area.
“All Gaza-bound mail accepted by Canada Post that is undeliverable will be returned to the sender as we do not know when mail service to the area will resume,” the statement said.
Once mail service to the Gaza Strip resumes, customers will be able to mail their items at no additional charge.
It is unclear whether the service disruption is related to a blockade Israel and Egypt have imposed on Gaza since June 2007, when militant group Hamas seized control of the territory from rival Palestinian group Fatah. Source
Seems to me they could send via Egypt. Israel is up to no good again!
No real excuse in my opinion. Seems to me knowing Israel as I do this is just another act of intimidation and isolation.