The UN says that the Israeli closure will worsen conditions in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says that the new Israeli restrictions on Gaza will worsen living conditions there.

Agency Spokesman Chris Gunness said on Thursday that it could have "far-reaching and far-reaching consequences for already desperate civilians."

Gaza is home to almost 2 million people, 80 percent of whom depend on humanitarian aid.

Israel closed this week only the cargo crossing with Gaza in response to incendiary comets and balloons sent across the border to Israel. It is still allowing food, medicine and humanitarian aid through the crossing.

The kites are part of a campaign led by Hamas ruling militants against a paralyzing blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt when the Islamic militant group took control of the territory in 2007.

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