Palestine: Israeli regime eases Gaza blockade

Source: Los Angeles Times

“Israel allowed dozens of truckloads of construction materials into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, easing a tight blockade it has maintained on the Hamas-ruled territory since an 11-day war in May. … Israel, with Egyptian help, has maintained a tight blockade over Gaza since Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007, a year after winning a Palestinian election. Israel says the blockade is needed to keep Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction, from rearming, while critics say the closure amounts to collective punishment. The blockade, which restricts the movement of goods and people in and out of Gaza, has devastated Gaza’s economy.” (08/31/21)

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-08-31/israel-lets-building-goods-into-gaza-easing-postwar-closure