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Democrats urge US to press Egypt, Israel on Gaza border restrictions

A letter signed by 53 House Democrats described the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip as "untenable."
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A group of Democratic lawmakers called on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to press Israel and Egypt to allow the free flow of humanitarian aid into the impoverished Gaza Strip, expressing their “immense alarm” over current border controls and restrictions on trade. 

“The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza is untenable,” read a letter signed by 53 House members led by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).

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