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Palestine Urges Israel To Completely Lift Gaza Blockade

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Wednesday urged Israel to completely lift the Gaza blockade as Israel's security cabinet is scheduled to approve measures aimed to ease the siege at the same day.

The Israeli government has reviewed its policies regarding the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since three years ago when the Islamic Hamas movement seized control of the enclave, Xinhua reports.

According to BBC News, the meeting comes after the Middle East envoy Tony Blair said he was confident Israeli leaders would agree to a partial lifting of the blockade.

Israel has been under pressure to loosen the restrictions since it attacked a flotilla of ships attempting to deliver aid to Palestinians in Gaza.

Meanwhile, the UN says Israel has agreed to let it distribute the aid.

There has been widespread international criticism of the way Israel intercepted the flotilla on 31 May, leading to the deaths of nine people.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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