Israel allows aid to enter Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israel yesterday allowed trucks filled with humanitarian aid to enter the battered Gaza Strip for a second day as it pursued a deadly air blitz against Hamas targets.

JERUSALEM - Israel yesterday allowed trucks filled with humanitarian aid to enter the battered Gaza Strip for a second day as it pursued a deadly air blitz against Hamas targets.

"A convoy of 109 trucks carrying international humanitarian aid was authorised to pass on Tuesday (yesterday) through the Kerem Shalom crossing," a military spokesman said.

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. - Sapa-AFP

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