Israel Allows Reconstruction Material into Gaza

GAZA, January 6, 2015 (WAFA) – Israel Tuesday allowed reconstruction material to enter the Gaza Strip through Karam Abu Salem border crossing.

Director of the border crossing Munir al-Ghalban said that reconstruction materials were allowed entry into Gaza by the Israeli authorities in accordance with the mechanism the United Nations devised in agreement by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Al-Ghalban said 33 truckloads of cement and 24 truckloads of gravel entered the besieged coastal enclave to be distributed in coordination with the UN to those whose homes were demolished during the latest Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

The latest massive Israeli onslaught on the strip has displaced approximately 110,000 Palestinians, leaving them homeless and Israel continues to refuse allowing sufficient amounts of reconstruction materials to enter the strip.

Israel has maintained a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2006, crippling the Gaza’s economy.

Arab and world countries pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild the damage that Israel has caused to the infrastructure of Gaza. Half of the money will be allocated to the reconstruction of Gaza, while the other half is allocated to support Palestinians needs.