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A truck bearing merchandise at Gaza border. Photo by Getty Images
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The general responsible for overseeing civilian operations in the West Bank told the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday that Israel plans to significantly boost the number of aid trucks allowed into the Gaza Strip.

Brig. Gen. Eitan Dangot, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, notified the PA that starting Wednesday, Israel will let in 150 trucks per day, a 50 percent increase over the number before the government’s decision to ease the civilian blockade on the Hamas-ruled area.

The government partially lifted the siege weeks after a deadly raid on a Turkish aid flotilla refocused world attention on Israel’s Gaza policy.

Within weeks Israel plans to increase the number to 250 trucks, which will enter through the Kerem Shalom crossing. An additional 120 trucks will cross into Gaza through the Karni border terminal.