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Israel opens Gaza crossings for day

November 25, 2008|Times Wire Reports

Israel opened border crossings with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip for one day, allowing in limited amounts of food and fuel for the second time in three weeks after the United Nations warned of a looming humanitarian crisis.

Aid groups said the move would have minimal impact because border crossings have been closed for so long, depleting reserves of everything from flour to animal feed.

Israel clamped down on humanitarian imports to the Gaza Strip after Nov. 4, when a deadly army raid into the coastal territory triggered a surge in rocket attacks.

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