Israel says it will relax the blockade against Gaza that has been in place for three years, since Hamas took control of the government there. Details have not been ironed out, but one specific was offered: construction materials for civilian buildings will be let in under international supervision. The ban of cement and steel, which Israel said could be used to make weapons, has prevented Gazans from rebuilding after war last year. The statement, which came from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, did not elaborate further—whether exports would be allowed, for example, was not explained. But the blockade will remain in place. The move comes in the wake of a controversial raid on a flotilla of ships run by activists who wanted to break the blockade. Nine people died in that incident, sparking international outcry.