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Gasoline stations and private postal agencies shut down in Israel to protest the government’s denial of price increases to counteract inflation. Most of the nation’s 5,000 cab drivers were already on strike for the same reason, seeking a 39% increase in fares. Operators of about 420 service stations closed for a day to back their demand for a 50% boost in their prices, claiming their profits have been severely eroded by recent tax hikes.


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