Israel Allows Gaza-West Bank Trade For The First Time In Five Years

This story originally appeared at GlobalPost. 

Israel says it has allowed goods from Gaza to be exported to the West Bank for the first time in five years.

The transfer of 13 truckloads of date bars over the next few days has been authorised by the military, as part of a World Food Program project that provides school meals to Palestinian children in the West Bank.

The first lorries carrying the snack bars left Gaza on Monday and brought them to the West Bank via Israel, according to the Agence France Presse.

However, Israel has stressed that the move is a “one-off pilot project,” and does not signal an end to the ban on Gaza exports to markets in Israel and the West Bank imposed in June 2007.

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