Israel says not to bomb Gaza for 3 hours a day for aid

Israel will set up a "humanitarian corridor" for the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office said on Wednesday.

Israel says not to bomb Gaza for 3 hours a day for aid
Israel finally gave up rejection of allowing humanitarian aid to Gaza under heavy bombardments that have killed so far nearly 600 Palestinians including dozens of women and children.

Israel will set up a "humanitarian corridor" for the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office said on Wednesday.

Israeli ground forces, which invaded Gaza on Saturday, have sieged the territory and encircled major populated areas.

Israel plans to stop assults for three hours a day near the city of Gaza to enable aid to flow through a humanitarian corridor world leaders insisted to ease the humanitarian crisis, a military source said on Wednesday.

"The idea is for the Israeli military to lay down its weapons every day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starting today, in the area of the city of Gaza," the source said.

Palestinian officials said they had been informed of the plan.

Agencies
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