Minister of Welfare and Social Services Herzog meets with British Undersecretary of State Mike Foster

Minister of Welfare and Social Services Isaac Herzog met today (Monday, January 19 2009) with Mike Foster, British Undersecretary of State, Department of International Development. At their meeting, Minister Herzog thanked the British government for its efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip.

Undersecretary Foster announced that his government would like to increase the quantities of humanitarian aid, and requested that Israel increase the number of trucks permitted to cross into Gaza to 500 per day.

Minister Herzog announced that Israel would comply to the request in the near future.