Israel increases goods trucks into Gaza: Palestinian official
The number of trucks making their way to deliver goods into Gaza through the Israeli crossings has increased, a Palestinian official said on Monday.
"Israel has told us that it will let 250 trucks loaded with goods into the Gaza Strip," Raed Fattouh, a liaison official from the Ministry of Economy said in a press release, Xinhua reported.
In addition to the entry of 120 trucks loaded with wheat and fodder, small amounts of cooking gas and fuel for Gaza's only power plant will also get into the Hamas-ruled enclave, added Fattouh.
Israel placed the seaside territory under a tight blockade since Hamas movement, seen by the West as a terrorist group, grabbed hold of the strip in 2007.
Israeli government announced in June that it would change "the blockade policy" and ease its land embargo of the strip in the wake of growing international demands to end the three-year-long blockade.
International calls to end the Gaza siege have mounted following Israel's deadly attack in May on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and killing nine activists onboard.