The Security Cabinet decided to liberalize the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza and expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects under international supervision.

 

 Security Cabinet decision

 

Trucks loaded with fruits and vegetables arrive in the southern Gaza Strip, June 2010 (Photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

The Security Cabinet conducted an extensive discussion over the last two days regarding adjustments in Israel’s Gaza policy.

It was agreed to: 

  • Liberalize the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza.
  • Expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects that are under international supervision.
  • Continue existing security procedures to prevent the inflow of weapons and war materiel

The Cabinet will decide in the coming days on additional steps to implement this policy.
 
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