Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bir Tawil's first Foreign Policy success

Bir Tawil's condemnation of the deadly Israeli attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla this past May, along with the rest of the international community, has borne fruits: Israel has announced it will loosen the blockade it has imposed on the Gaza strip.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it was easing a land blockade of the Gaza Strip that drew heightened international criticism after its deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Hamas-run Palestinian territory.

A new Israeli-approved product list includes all food items, toys, stationery, kitchen utensils, mattresses and towels, said Raed Fattouh, the Palestinian coordinator of supplies to Gaza.

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