Palestinians try to block the convoy of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres upon his arrival near Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres on Wednesday made his first visit to Gaza since taking office, as international concern grows over electricity shortages and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian territory.Palestinian militants in Gaza and Israel have fought three wars since 2008, and Israel says the blockade is necessary to keep Hamas from obtaining weapons or materials that could be used to make them.Before crossing into the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials gave Guterres a tour of the Gaza border area and he was shown a tunnel crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
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