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        8/2/2011, Av 2, 5771

      Barak Unveils More Gestures for Gaza


      Defense Minister Ehud Barak has announced new “good will gestures” for residents of Hamas-led Gaza.  The gestures were revealed Tuesday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

      Israel is to send more drinking water to Gaza, and will increase the quantity of building materials imported via Israeli crossings for industrial purposes. In addition, more furniture and textiles will be exported via Israel, and more Gaza merchants will be allowed to enter Israel, Judea and Samaria.