Monday, February 9, 2009

No violence is reported in the West Bank or Gaza. UNRWA reports that Hamas authorities have returned all of the aid seized fr. the agency in the previous wk., allowing the agency to resume operations; the agency notes, however, that food distributions have been hampered by a shortage of plastic bags, which Israel is banning for import to Gaza. Israel allows 112 truckloads of humanitarian aid and commercial goods, 74 truckloads of seed and fodder into Gaza. (NYT 2/10; PCHR, WJW 2/12)