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Israel allows humanitarian aid into Gaza


Source: | 01-12-2009 09:15

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Israel allowed humanitarian aid to trickle into the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

About 76 trucks loaded with food and other essential aid made their way through the fortified Kerem Shalom border crossing.

Palestinians distribute food aid received from the United Nations at the refugee camp of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 8.  (AFP/File/Said Khatib)
Palestinians distribute food aid received from the United
Nations at the refugee camp of Rafah in the southern Gaza
Strip on January 8.  (AFP/File/Said Khatib)

More than half of Gaza's 1.5 million people depend on UN food assistance. The UN resumed full distribution on Saturday, after receiving Israeli assurances that its staff would not be harmed.

Aid workers say Israel needs to do more to allow larger supplies into the area.


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