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Egypt imposes toughest Gaza restrictions in years

Egypt's new government has imposed the toughest border restrictions on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in years, sealing smuggling tunnels, blocking most passenger traffic and causing millions of dollars in economic losses.Full story

U.N. says Egypt crackdown closes 80 percent of Gaza tunnels

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - About 80 percent of tunnels used to smuggle goods and arms into the Gaza Strip from Egypt are "no longer functioning" due to a crackdown by the Egyptian military after it ousted President Mohamed Mursi this month, a U.N. official said on Tuesday. Full story

Hamas reeling from Egyptian crackdown on Gaza tunnels

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are reeling from another devastating blockade but this time they are blaming Egypt, the neighboring Arab power they once hoped would end their isolation, rather than their old foe Israel. Full story

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  Protestors attempting to free Morsi from army

NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin talks to MSNBC’s Alex Witt about the rallies being held in Cairo and the state of the Egyptian government.

  Taste of outside world: Smugglers sneak KFC into Gaza

The demand for KFC in the Gaza strip has led one company to beat the Israeli blockade by smuggling the fast food through tunnels from Egypt. NBC’s Annabel Roberts reports.

  Gaza students create talking trash can

A group of students in Gaza are building trash cans that thank people after they toss their garbage. TODAY.com's Alex Witt reports.

  Palestinians hold rare rally in Gaza City

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians joined a rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group in Gaza, as tensions ease with rival Hamas. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Why Americans should care about the Mid-East conflicts

The Up w/ Chris Hayes panelists talk about the American public's reaction to the violence in Israel and Gaza this week, and the conflicting interests at home versus abroad.

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