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Israel blocks migrants’ entry

JERUSALEM — Israel is refusing to allow entry to a group of African migrants huddled at a desert border fence with Egypt, officials said Wednesday, underscoring a toughened entry policy.

The Eritrean group appeared to number a dozen, including two women, according to activists and an Associated Press photographer. They were crowded near Israel’s new border fence. The group had been there for about a week, said Ran Cohen of Physicians for ­Human Rights-Israel.

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