Israel's siege of Gaza:
June 17, 2010 — Gaza has been under Israeli blockade since Hamas took control of the Strip in 2007.
The siege has forced Gazans to rely on supplies smuggled through tunnels that go underneath the territory's border with Egypt.
On Thursday, the Israeli government announced its decision to let in some items, but Hamas dismissed it as "just propaganda". Video Inside:
Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston's reports from Gaza.
A Sop? Israel 'easing' Gaza land blockade, sea routes closed
June 17, 2010 — Israel says it's easing its land blockade of Gaza, hoping to quell international criticism over the country's attack on ships carrying aid to the region. However, the naval cordon that was at the root of the deadly raid last month, will remain in place.