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Israel Keeps Gaza Crossing Shutdown, Worries Over Planned Flotilla

Benjamin Gottlieb, Arezou Rezvani |
April 14, 2011 | 1:41 a.m. PDT

Senior News Editor & Staff Reporter

View of the Dome of the Rock from East Jerusalem (Photo by Benjamin Gottlieb).
View of the Dome of the Rock from East Jerusalem (Photo by Benjamin Gottlieb).
This week on Eye On The Middle East:

The first meeting of the international "contact group" for Libya.

And the upcoming anniversary of the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish aid flotilla that was raided by the Israeli Navy while on its way to Gaza. Nine people aboard the flotilla were killed by the Israeli Navy during the incident.

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