The Israeli Authorities Decided on Thursday to allow twenty 20 new vehicles into the Gaza Strip via the Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) Crossing, in addition to allowing the entry of construction supplies to be used by international organizations operating in Gaza.Raed Fattouh, Palestinian Liaison Official at the Border Crossing Authority in Gaza, reported that Israel decided to allow 190 to 200 trucks loaded with aid that would be delivered to the local Trade, Agriculture and Transportation sectors.

Fattouh added that four of the trucks, filled with Cement, will be delivered to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), six trucks also loaded with cement will be delivered to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and six trucks loaded with construction materials will be delivered to the USAID.

The official said that Israel also agreed to allow six trucks, loaded with strawberries and flowers, to leave Gaza in order to be exported to Europe.

Also, Israel decided to allow limited quantities of propane and industrial fuel into Coastal Region.

Al Mintar (Karni) Crossing, east of Gaza, will remain closed until further notice.
On Wednesday, Israel opened the Karem Abu Salem Crossing from 8 – 4, and allowed 142 trucks into Gaza; 101 trucks were filled with trade products, 4 loaded with transportation equipment, and 19 aid trucks.

Israel also allowed two trucks filled with strawberries to leave, and allowed 68320 kilos of propane into the coastal region.