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International pressure on Israel to lift a military blockade of Gaza has intensified in the weeks since Israeli commandos stopped a flotilla carrying aid in international waters, killing nine activists. Israel’s security cabinet will meet today to discuss a possible easing of the blockade. Middle East Envoy, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said he is “confident” that Israel will partially lift the blockade. To tell us whether his optimism is warranted, the BBC’s Jon Donnison reports from Gaza City.

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