(AFP) – Dec 30, 2008
JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel allowed trucks filled with humanitarian aid to enter the battered Gaza Strip on Tuesday for a second day, as it pursued a deadly air blitz against Hamas targets, the military said.
"A convoy of 109 trucks carrying international humanitarian aid was authorised to pass on Tuesday through the Kerem Shalom crossing," a military spokesman told AFP.
He said the aid included five ambulances and was provided by Turkey, Jordan, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and others.
On Monday, Israel allowed more than 80 trucks filled with aid to pass through the same crossing.
Israel has kept Gaza -- where most of the 1.5 million population depends on foreign aid -- virtually sealed off since the Islamist Hamas movement seized control of the territory in June last year.
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