Ma'an News Agency
May 27, 2010 - 12:00am

Israeli crossings officials allowed the entry of limited construction materials into Gaza for the fourth day on Thursday, a Palestinian liaison officer said, noting the goods were for UNRWA re-building projects.

The official, Raed Fattouh, said between 100 to 110 truckloads of aid would enter Gaza through the southernmost Kerem Shalom crossing, noting three of the trucks were loaded with 120 tons of cement, and one truck with iron rebar.

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Near East Refugees continues to repair the Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City, destroyed in a series of Israeli airstrikes and the land invasion of the 2008-9 war on Gaza, Operation Cast Lead. The hospital was totaled during the violence.

Limited quantities of domestic gas and industrial diesel would also be pumped through the southern crossing, Fattouh said.

All other crossings remain closed.


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