Road Shipments To Gaza Begin

Road shipments of goods to the Gaza Strip are under way following Israel's decision to change the conditions of its blockade of the Palestinian territory. Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston, reporting from the Keram Abu Salem crossing, said on Tuesday more than 100 lorries loaded with goods had begun arriving in the coastal enclave. Israel has said it will allow the import of "civilian" goods, but will continue to restrict items they say could be used to build weapons, including cement and steel rods. Previously, only products mentioned on lists drawn up by Israel were allowed into the territory.