Israel To Ease Its Blockade of Gaza, Reports Turkish Newspaper

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The Associated Press

The Jerusalem Post has the story:

Israel will ease its blockade on the Gaza Strip as part of a reconciliation with Turkey, the Turkish newspaper Sabah Daily, which is affiliated with the ruling party of Turkey, reported on Saturday.

According to Sabah, Israel will also compensate the victims of the Mavi Marmara flotilla, totaling a sum of $20 million, and diplomatic relations will be restored between the two countries.

The front page story in the paper reported that Turkey had already received Israel’s vow to ease the blockade. The paper reported that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will close the deal by the end of 2015, and immediately return diplomatic relations between both countries.

Read the full story at the Jerusalem Post.