Israel allows cars to be delivered to Gaza Strip
Israel on Monday allowed 20 cars to be delivered to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in the first such shipment since 2007. Ismail al-Nakhala, head of the Gaza car dealers' association, said another 20 would enter on Tuesday, with a total of 60 vehicles entering in the first two weeks and 240 cars a month after that.
The Hamas-run government said it would inspect the cars "for safety" before handing them over to the importers but would not collect taxes on them.
The decision to allow the import of cars into the Strip was taken in June. But the planned delivery did not happen until now because of red tape and rocket attacks by militants, an Israeli military spokesman said, according to AFP.
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