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Israeli minister proposes Gaza artificial island

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is considering building an artificial island with sea and air ports off blockaded Gaza, as a long-term solution to shipping goods into the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave, the transport minister said. Yisrael Katz told Army Radio on Wednesday he wants an international force to control the island for…

Israel agrees to loosen Gaza blockade, ‘civilian’ goods now permitted

Israel announced on Sunday it will allow all strictly “civilian” goods into Gaza while preventing certain weapons and dual-use items from entering the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave. The new policy is a response to mounting calls to ease Israel’s four-year siege on the coastal enclave after Israeli forces killed nine activists…

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