Israeli paper, Maariv, reported Friday that for the first time since the siege was imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip more than three years ago, the Israeli government decided to allow the entry of construction materials starting next week.The decision would allow the entry of the much needed Iron, construction materials and tools into the besieged and impoverished coastal region.

The paper said that the Israeli government considers this step as “an act of good will” towards the Palestinians while thousands remain homeless, and others had to build their homes from clay especially after military aggression on the Gaza Strip more than a year ago.

Israel also allowed the entry of clothes and shoes into the Gaza Strip, an issue that could lead to a decrease in prices as the residents had to buy overpriced goods smuggled through the tunnels.

But Maariv said that the entry of goods and construction materials will not be allowed permanently, and will be heavily supervised and monitored.