About 10 truckloads of aid from flotilla transferred to Gaza
Israel has begun transferring aid to the Gaza Strip seized on board a six-ship flotilla intercepted earlier this week, an Israeli official said Wednesday.
So far 10 truckloads of goods have been dispatched to the Krerem Shalom crossing point.
The goods transferred include medical equipment and wheel chairs, and some food, Major Guy Inbar told the German Press Agency DPA.
He added that the unpacking and inspection of the goods was not complete, since the aid had been loaded onto the ships in a haphazard manner.
Inbar said that the amount of equipment sent from the ships so far was far less than the amount Israel allows into the Strip on a daily basis.
Israeli naval commandos seized the six-ship flotilla early Monday morning, after the vessels refused an order to change course from the Gaza Strip to the Israeli port of Ashdod.
Nine foreign activists were killed in the raid on the boats.
Israel placed the Gaza Strip under blockade in June 2006, after militants based in the salient snatched an Israeli soldier in a cross-border raid.