Palestinian Authority Launches Postcodes In Assertion Of Sovereignty

In both cases, the Israeli authorities have to clear the meal as they control the entry of goods and customs into the occupied territory.

Palestinian Authority Launch Postcodes In Assertion Of Sovereignty
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Palestinian Authority said that it would start using its own postal codes, a move aimed at easing the delivery of parcels in the occupied territory and asserting its sovereignty. Currently, the mail sent to or from West Bank passes through Jordan and Israel.

In both cases, the Israeli authorities have to clear the meal as they control the entry of goods and customs into the occupied territory. On Sunday, the authority said in a statement that it had informed the Universal Postal Union that the Palestinian postal codes were coming into force. The new postcode would help establish an addressing system that would address the Palestinian mail.

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Moreover, the experts suggest that the step would help constitute an essential part of the infrastructure that will enable private and public companies to provide services in a way that depends on geographical location. While talking to the news reporters, Palestinian Minister of Communications Ishaq Sidr said that from April onwards, the postal items that do not bear a Palestinian postal code would not be processed.

He further added that using postcodes would also prevent seizer of shipments abroad and make the services more efficient. In 2008, the Israeli state agreed to give more autonomy to the Palestinian mail services, allowing the mail to be directly flown to Palestinian authorities from Jordan.

But the agreement seemed to falter, with numerous mail items stuck in Jordan for almost eight years until the Israeli officials processed them to enter the occupied territories. In recement months, Palestinians have often complained that they are forced to use expensive mail services to send goods.  However, it still remains unclear whether the step by the Palestinian Authority would cut the cost.

On the other hand, the media reported that as many as half a million buildings have been given a postal code. Besides, the roll-out would be extended to Gaza, which has been under Israeli blockade for more than a decade.

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