Israel to ease the four-year Gaza blockade

By Andy Rice 17 June 2010

Following a two-day cabinet meeting, the Israeli government has reportedly decided to ease its blockade of Hamas-run Gaza streep. "It was agreed to liberalize the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza (and) expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects that are under international supervision," an official statement said. The specific list of products is yet to be released, though. The decision follows the earlier Israeli Government decision to establish a commission of inquiry into the killing nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists during the interception at sea of an aid convoy on May 31.

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