Gaza Truck 311.
(photo credit: Yaakov Lappin)
Israel facilitated the transfer of 250 trucks with supplies to the Gaza Strip on
Monday for the first time since the government eased up restrictions on the
amount and type of merchandise allowed into the Hamas-controlled
In late June, Israel announced that it would ease the blockade
on the Gaza Strip after it came under pressure following the naval raid on the
Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
The trucks made their way into Gaza via the
Kerem Shalom crossing.
In line with increasing the number of trucks
allowed into Gaza, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
and the Palestinian Authority have established a joint Israeli-Palestinian team
to coordinate work on the renovation of the Kerem Shalom crossing and future
international construction projects in the Gaza Strip.
The work at Kerem
Shalom will include the construction of infrastructure to facilitate the
increase in trucks. The infrastructure could eventually be used by the PA if it
were to receive control of the crossing from Israel.