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Israeli Official: Reconciliation Deal With Turkey to End 6-Year Rift

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The deal would include $20 million in Israeli compensation for families of those killed in a 2010 naval raid.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday.

Relations between the former close allies imploded in 2010 following an Israeli naval raid that killed nine Turkish activists, including a dual American citizen, who were on a ship trying to breach Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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