Israel to allow limited building supplies into Gaza
Ma'an News Agency
April 22, 2013
Israeli authorities opened the Kerem Shalom goods crossing into Gaza on Monday for the limited transfer of building materials, a Palestinian Authority official told Ma'an.
The building materials are earmarked for projects already under construction, PA liaison official Raed Fattouh said. Goods for other sectors and cooking gas will also be among the goods entering Gaza on Monday.
In April, a UN agency expressed concern over heightened Israeli restrictions placed on the movement of people and goods to and from the Gaza Strip, following rocket fire in the area.
"These measures are resulting in the depletion of stocks and essential supplies, including basic foodstuffs and cooking gas, and undermine the livelihoods and rights of many vulnerable Gazan families," James W Rawley, humanitarian coordinator at the UN's Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement.
OCHA says that since February Israel imposed new restrictions on the movement of people and goods to, from and within the Gaza Strip, including a reduction in the fishing limit imposed on Gaza fishermen.
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