TEL AVIV (May. 25)
An enterprising Lebanese living in Israel is operating a regular oceangoing cargo service between Haifa and the Beirut area, Davar reported Wednesday.
The three small vessels owned by Amin Haj, a Shiite merchant who makes his home in Nahariya, carry Israeli agricultural products to Lebanon. From there, some of them reach other Arab countries that officially boycott Israel, Davar said.
About 90 percent of the cargo carried originates in Israel and has an estimated value of several million dollars annually. Lebanese produce accounts for 10 percent of the freight.