Unless Blockade Ends, Gaza Faces Years Of Misery: U.n. – Yahoo News

Israeli and Egyptian officials have indicated a willingness to loosen the blockade as long as the Palestinian Authority – overseen by the Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas – takes over administration of the borders from Hamas. But Israel is cautious about any wholesale lifting of border restrictions. Many building materials that entered Gaza in recent years were used by Hamas to build reinforced tunnels that militants then used to attack Israel. http://news.yahoo.com/unless-blockade-ends-gaza-faces-years-misery-u-154440348.html

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