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Palestinian militants say barred from leaving Gaza

Palestinian militant groups said on Monday that European Union monitors had prevented three of their senior commanders from leaving the Gaza Strip and threatened to blast a path in the border to allow them to travel. The Rafah crossing on the border between Gaza and Egypt was opened last month under a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in hope of stirring an economic revival in the coastal strip Israel quit after 38 years of occupation. European Union supervision over the Rafah crossing was a compromise agreed upon to alleviate Israeli fears of an influx of foreign fighters and arms to the Gaza Strip.Full Story

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