Friday, December 09, 2005

Israel threatens Gaza

Reuters

Israel has threatened to impose an "economic siege" on the Gaza Strip unless Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas disarms militant groups, Israel's Channel Two television said on Friday.
It said Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz told Abbas that unless a crackdown on militants begins by Sunday, Israel will redesignate two commercial terminals on the Gaza boundary as border crossings, which could choke off Palestinian trade. There was no immediate comment on the report from officials close to Mofaz, who is running for leadership of the right-wing Likud Party ahead of Israeli general elections in March...
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