Gazans demand a complete lift of siege, as Israel decides to ease it

10:21, June 21, 2010      

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by Saud Abu Ramadan, Emad Drimly

Dozens of Palestinians demonstrated on Sunday in front of the closed Karni commercial crossing on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, calling for Israel to completely lift the blockade and reopen all crossings.

The Palestinians held protest as the Israeli cabinet decided to allow in all goods excluding materials used for military products. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was authorized to decide the kinds and quality of the materials.

The Israeli prime minister is expected to brief the Middle East Quartet Envoy Toni Blair his decisions later on Sunday.

The Palestinians, joining a protest organized by the Popular Committee to Challenge the Siege, demanded the international community to press Israel to completely lift the blockade and allow in all goods.


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