Haifa has become a new entry point for goods from Turkey towards the Arab world. Cargo ships bring in trucks avoiding the Syrian war Zone. Israelis hope this new trade route is here to stay.
Jordan have made it two out of two, beating Syria to clinch a place in the round of 16. Syria responded by firing their German coach. Thailand got past Bahrain to keep alive their chances of reaching the knockout phase.
Australia's Asian Cup title defense got off to a nightmare start as they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by Jordan. In the day's other games India crushed Thailand and Syria were held by Palestine.
Despite war devastating the country for almost eight years, the Syrian national football team has qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup. Many Syrians are enthusiastic, others have politically justified reservations.
The convoy is the first to arrive since January. Some 50,000 people are stranded under desperate conditions at the Rukban camp, 18,000 of them children.
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