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Israel to Loosen Up on Gaza Blockade

Responding to mounting international pressure in the wake of its bloody raid on an aid flotilla in May, Israel announced it will ease its three-year-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, forbidding only weapons and related material. –JCL

Al Jazeera English:

Israel has said it will announce a revised list of goods allowed into and out of the Gaza Strip, easing its blockade on the territory.

The office of Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, said on Sunday that it would publish a revised list of banned goods “as quickly as possible”.

The new list is said to be made up of weapons and “weapons materials”, with all other goods to be permitted entry to Gaza, which is ruled by Hamas.

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