December 7, 2008 4:17 PM

After Israel objects, Qatar gives up plan for Gaza shipment

Hours before a Qatar aid group was scheduled to board a boat Thursday with $2 million in cancer medication for Gaza, its eladers abruptly pulled out of the trip. Israel had been pressing Qatar to cancel the trip, organized to ease the desperate circumstances of the 1.5 million Gaza Palestinians who've been isolated by an Israeli blockade.

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