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Truce goes into effect on Israel-Gaza border, and goods flow into Palestinian enclave again

Truce goes into effect on Israel-Gaza border, and goods flow into Palestinian enclave again

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group ruling the Gaza Strip, went into effect Wednesday evening, ending four months of conflict along the volatile border.

The tenuous truce was roundly criticized by senior politicians both in Israel and in the Palestinian Authority, which views Hamas as an implacable rival, and was not officially confirmed by either side.

On Wednesday, following the authorization of Israel’s security Cabinet, the commercial border crossing was reopened and 700 trucks carrying urgently needed building supplies, foodstuffs, textiles, animal feed, fuel, gas, hygiene products and more rumbled into Gaza after five weeks of...

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