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US urges Israel to lift Gaza siege
US president also pledges $400m in aid to Palestinians after meeting Mahmoud Abbas.
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:45 GMT

Barack Obama, the US president, has called on Israel to lift the "siege" on Palestinians, after a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president.

Wednesday's meeting in Washington also resulted in a $400m US aid package for Gaza and the West Bank.

Abbas said Obama's statement is a "positive signal" that the US cared about the suffering of those in Gaza and the Palestinian people.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports.

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