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Gaza crossing points opened as Israel bows to international pressure

Gaza crossing points opened as Israel bows to international pressure 15 Jun 2010 Israel bowed to international pressure yesterday when it agreed to reopen crossing points into Gaza for everyday goods. The decision was prompted by criticism of its bloody interception of an aid flotilla two weeks ago and condemnation of the Gaza blockade by the Red Cross. It will replace the current narrow list of permitted items with a list of specifically prohibited goods.