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UN: The siege on Gaza will lead to further difficulties

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Israeli soldiers face the smoke from a fire caused by incendiaries tied to kites flown by Palestinian protesters. (File/AFP)
  • UN agency for Palestinian refugees says new Israeli limitations on Gaza will compound living conditions there
  • Gaza is home to almost 2 million individuals, 80 percent of whom depend on humanitarian aid

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says The siege on Gaza will lead to further difficulties.

On Thursday, Agency spokesman Chris Gunness said it could have “profound and far-reaching consequences for already desperate citizens.”

Gaza is home to almost 2 million individuals, 80 percent of whom depend on humanitarian aid

In the recent week, Israel closet the only cargo crossing with Gaza in light of combustible kites and balloons sent over the frontier into Israel. It is still allowing food, medicine and humanitarian aid in through the crossing.

The kites are a piece of a battle led by Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers against a crippling siege that Israel and Egypt forced when the Islamic militant group seized control of the region in 2007.