| GEO World|
| Israel Okays plan to ease Gaza blockade|
| Updated at: 1254 PST, Thursday, June 17, 2010|
JERUSALEM: The Israeli security cabinet on Thursday approved a plan to ease the blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
Under the plan, Israel would "liberalise the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza and expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects that are under international supervision," the statement said. But it also stressed that Israel would "continue existing security procedures to prevent the inflow of weapons and war materiel."