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Israel to ease Gaza ban on construction material

Palestinian men and children warm themselves by a fire next to houses which were destroyed during November's eight-day confrontation between Israel and Gaza militants, on December 21, 2012 in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED

Palestinian men and children warm themselves by a fire next to houses which were destroyed during November’s eight-day confrontation between Israel and Gaza militants, on December 21, 2012 in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israel is to begin allowing materials for private construction into Gaza, easing its blockade under the terms of a truce deal, Israeli and Palestinian officials said on Wednesday.

The decision will allow private companies and individuals to import construction materials that were previously restricted exclusively to international aid groups under the terms of Israel’s blockade

This is the first time Israel will allow the import of gravel for the private sector since the blockade began in mid-2007.

Source: http://www.dailystar.com

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