Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, closes key crossing after attack

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Live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbs israeli and palestinian officials say gaza's main cargo crossing and fuel terminal are no longer operating after palestinian protesters set fire to them in demonstrations at the gaza israel border and peers daniel estrin reports israel is closing the cargo crossing indefinitely the cargo crossing is a lifeline for gaza it's where food medicines fuel and other goods enter gaza from israel palestinian protesters set the crossing on fire during a border protest friday a palestinian official who manages the crossing says damages or in the millions of dollars israel says the fuel terminal can no longer be used the main gasline is not operating and the crossing will be closed until repairs can be made israel blames the islamist group hamas in gaza for encouraging weeks of protests on the gaza border those protests are expected to culminate monday when the us open's its embassy to israel in jerusalem palestinians opposed the move and groups are calling for pro tests outside the new embassy daniel estrin npr news gaza city at least one person is dead several others injured in a knife attack in paris police say the attacker is also dead and the identity of that person and the reason for the attack are unclear the foreign ministers of greece and macedonia are meeting with the us on void today to work out a long running dispute over the use of the name macedonia joanna kakissis has more from athens that dispute began in nineteen ninety one as you could slavia fell apart macedonia used to be republic in yugoslavia so it declared independence using the same name but greece has a province also called macedonia and more importantly the history of ancient macedonia and its most famous leader alexander the great are fundamental part of greek identity though more than a hundred countries have recognised macedonia under that name greece has blocked its entry into nato and the european union now greek leaders say they could.

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