Israel asks Egypt to prevent cement reaching Gaza Strip

Tel Aviv has asked Cairo not to bring cement or other building materials into the Gaza Strip so they are not used by "terrorists" to build military fortifications, reports Israel's channel Kan. According to Kan, cement, building supplies and fuel are entering the Strip freely. Last week Egypt sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza to aid efforts at reconstruction following 11 days of Israeli air strikes which killed 254 people including 66 children. More than 2,000 residential units were ruined and five hospitals were hit. Following the devastating military confrontation, the international community pledged $1.5 billion for the urgent reconstruction of homes. Bulldozers, trucks and cranes were broadcast on Egyptian state TV, lined up and ready to enter. Egyptian engineers inspected the […]

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