Officials: Food trucks to be allowed into Gaza after four-day halt

Defense officials said resumption of food shipments into the Gaza Strip will be allowed, beginning Sunday after they were halted last week in response to Palestinian rocket attacks. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity as an official statement has yet to be issued, said that in consultations Saturday night defense chiefs decided to allow 80 truckloads to cross from Israel to Gaza on Sunday. A blockade on the strip was imposed when the Islamic Hamas seized power there a year ago. It began easing restrictions last Sunday, after a truce with Palestinian militants took effect but clamped down again after the Islamic Jihad group fired three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, lightly wounding two people.