CAIRO, April 16 (KUNA) -- Israeli troops manning the land Al-Ojah
checkpoint in Central Sinai sent back 13 truckloads of 250 tons of flour
dispatched by the Egyptian Red Crescent to Gaza Strip on Thursday.
The official Egyptian news agency, the Middle East News Agency, quoted a
source in the association as saying that the Israeli authorities have hampered
dispatch of aid to the Palestinians in Gaza Strip through this checkpoint.
The source indicated that Egyptian authorities, had in the past,
coordinated with the Israeli side for the dispatch of the humanitarian aid to
the Palestinians. Up to 315 tons of food aid were sent to the strip through
the land passageways on Monday.
He indicated that the quality of returned food materials would be affected
due to hard weather conditions.
About 10,000 tons of food dispatched by Egyptians, Arabs and foreigners,
have been kept in warehouses in Egypt since they were dispatched last
December. He warned that they would expire soon, before delivery to the
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