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Gaza below breadline as blockade starts to bite

Palestinian bakeries are rationing bread and humanitarian agencies have cancelled food handouts to Palestinian widows and orphans, giving warning of severe shortages in the Gaza Strip. As Israel refuses to open Gaza’s only goods crossing, citing security concerns, Palestinians accuse it of imposing a blockade as punishment for Hamas’s election victory. The victorious Islamist group prepared last night to name its Cabinet, with its first crisis looming in the shape of padlocked flour mills, a doubling of rice and sugar prices and shortages of fruit and milk. Full Story

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