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Israel rejects U.N. request for temporary cease-fire for humanitarian relief - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel on Saturday rejected a request by the U.N. for a three-day cease-fire in Lebanon to get in supplies and allow civilians to leave the war zone.

Avi Pazner, a government spokesman, said Israel already has opened safe corridors across Lebanon for such shipments and that Hezbollah guerrillas were blocking them to create a humanitarian crisis.

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