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Israel has announced it will ease the land blockade of the Gaza Strip and allow more civilian goods to enter the Palestinian territory. It comes amid growing international pressure to end the embargo. An Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla attempting to break the naval blockade of Gaza last month was widely condemned. The decision to ease the blockade, agreed by Israel's security cabinet after a two-day meeting, will see the expansion of the number of products Israel will allow into Gaza via border crossing points, including construction materials. The naval blockade will remain in place. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement that Israel would: "liberalise the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza"; "expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects that are under international supervision"; and "continue existing security procedures to prevent the inflow of weapons and war material".
Originally posted by virgom129
reply to post by Eliad
Personally I believe the blockade should not have been imposed in the first place, so nothing but a total removal is good enough.....
And yes, that includes arms...
Why should Israel be allowed to increase its supply of arms (storing for the US) and the Gaza population be dissarmed..
Everyone should be entitled to defend themselves...