So Israel says it is easing the siege and the war criminal Tony Blair is happy to play up and go along with the charade. The Kerem crossing saw 140 trucks pass through but the main commercial crossing at Karni has not been opened. The goods that Israel has allowed in now includes ketchup, mayonnaise, sewing needles and toys - which all now presumably have lost their 'war materiel' designation. According to a report at the Palestinian Telegraph Palestinians.
Basic building materials such as cement and steel are still not being allowed in by Israel which means no meaningful reconstruction can take place.
Undoubtedly, however, it is the bravery and commitment of all those on the Freedom Flotilla that has really forced Israel's hand, but as usual their so-called concessions are in fact no such thing.