In this March 14, 2011, file photo, a general view of a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Gaza Blockade: Israel Eases Building Materials Ban

Israel has eased its blockade of the Gaza Strip to permit private builders to bring construction materials into the Palestinian territory for the first time since Hamas took power in 2007, Haaretz reported. While international aid agencies have been allowed to bring in construction materials, Israel has stopped private builders from trucking in cement, gravel or metal […]