West Bank

‘Weapons out, everything else in’

First published on Progressonline

Today Tony Blair talked to Richard Angell from Progress about Israel’s decision to liberalise its policy on Gaza and his hopes for Middle East peace.

Always known for being an optimist, Tony Blair doesn’t miss the opportunity to launch into how the change in Israeli policy will make a difference to everyday Gazans. “It should mean that they can get ordinary foodstuffs and household items as a matter of course. There’s a permitted list at the moment which has only got about a hundred items on it. If you switch that to a prohibited list it means thousands of items go in. So it’s a big difference.” (more…)