Gov't delays Gaza blockade decision

Security cabinet to reconvene, discuss goods allowed into Strip.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 16, 2010 18:51
Gaza bound truck

311_Gaza crossing. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski/The Jerusalem Post))

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The security cabinet met Wednesday to discuss easing the Gaza blockade, but adjourned without drawing any conclusions, Reuters reported.

The cabinet will reconvene on Thursday to continue the discussion, and potentially expanding the list of goods currently permitted to cross over into the Gaza Strip.

RELATED:
Israel urges West against flotillas
'UN to transfer flotilla aid to Gaza'
Have we lost Turkey?


The security cabinet which was scheduled to discuss both how to deal with the impending flotillas and how to ease restrictions on the goods and materials allowed into Gaza.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The meeting came amid a growing sense in Jerusalem that a decision by the government to significantly ease up on what is allowed into Gaza through land crossings would bring about more cooperation by governments in dissuading their citizens from taking part in future attempts to break the blockade.

Herb Keinon contributed to this report

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN