Barak allows transfer of 100 trucks to Gaza Strip with aid

Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided Sunday night to allow the transfer of 100 trucks into the Gaza Strip carrying donations from Jordan, Turkey and international organizations. The trucks will transfer medical supplies, basic foods and 10 ambulances. Defense officials said that Barak's decision to permit the convoy to enter Gaza was in order help explain to the civilians in Gaza that Israel was not against them but was fighting with Hamas.