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Turkish-Israeli deal partially lifts Israeli siege on Gaza

The deal does not include severing Turkish ties with Hamas

Turkey announced on Monday a deal to normalise relations with the Israeli occupation state. The deal partially lifts 10-year-old Israeli siege on Gaza.

Turkey might have a role in a future prisoner swap between the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and the Israeli occupation as Israeli PM said that Turkey pledged to take role in this issue

Turkey announced on Monday a deal to normalise relations with the Israeli occupation state. The deal partially lifts 10-year-old Israeli siege on Gaza.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that after the deal, set to be signed Tuesday, his country and Israel would again have ambassador representation in each other’s country.

Also under the deal, Israel will pay $20 million compensation to families of the victims of the 2010 Mavi Marmara raid that triggered the bad ties, Yildirim told a press conference at the Cankaya Palace.

Regarding the Israeli siege on Gaza, a Turkish ship carrying 10,000 tons of aid will also move toward the Israeli port of Ashdod on Friday, Yildirim added.

The deal normalises relations more than six years after Israeli troops stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, in international waters.

However, it is positive, but Gazans anticipated full lifting for the strict 10-year-old Israeli siege on their coastal enclave.

In addition, Turkey might have a role in a future prisoner swap between the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and the Israeli occupation as Israeli PM said that Turkey pledged to take role in this issue.

(Source / 27.06.2016)

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