The Israeli Authorities decided to partially open the Kerem Shalom Crossing (Karem Abu Salem) on Thursday in order to allow into the Gaza Strip a limited number of cars, food supplies, and construction materials used by the by the United Nations Work and Relief Agency (UNRWA), and other internationally-funded projects. Raed Fattouh, liaison officer in charge of the flaw of goods into Gaza, stated that 320-330 trucks filled with aid for the agricultural, industry and transportation sectors.

Fattouh added that 20 brand new cars will be allowed through, in addition to three trucks filled with equipment for power plants, and 10 trucks filled with iron bars and pipes to be used for the construction of Sheikh Ejleen project, funded by Germany.

In addition, 45 trucks filled with gravel will also be allowed through in order to be used in construction projects funded by the USAID, the Maan News Agency reported.
Limited amounts of cooking gas will also be allowed into the coastal region.