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The narrow Straits of Tiran, which the Egyptian navy closed to Israel shipping in 1967, precipitating the Six-Day War, was blockaded again Tuesday — this time by angry Israelis protesting alleged foot dragging by the government in making arrangements for their relocation when the Sinai peninsula is evacuated in 21/2 years. Fishermen, yachtsmen, tourist-boat operators and other residents of Ophira sailed their craft into the narrow shipping channel through which vessels bound for Eilat and the Jordanian port of Akaba must pass.

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