Israel drafts new list of goods banned in Gaza

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The government said the purpose of the new regulations was to protect Israeli citizens from “terrorism, rocket attacks and any other hostile activity.” It said the goal was “to prevent the entry of weapons and war material into Gaza, while at the same time widening the entry of civilian products into Gaza.”

Israel is maintaining its sea blockade of Gaza. Israel fears that without searching incoming ships, Hamas could receive unlimited shipments of missiles and other weapons.

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