Journalists, and a different sort of aid


AP reports that as part of yesterday’s aid convoy Israel allowed the lifting of a ban on journalists into Gaza, instituted some 4 weeks ago.

Israel has also lifted a what appeared to be a ‘formal’ ban on aid workers, although there’s been a steady trickle of 10-20 aid worker entries and exits each day over the period.

And in response to the Palestinian Monetary Authority’s repeated calls for more hard cash with which to pay salaries, Israel says it is considering sending a further $35m. Whether this would be a loan or a simple injection of funds is unclear.