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Gaza blast ‘injures five children’

July 7th, 2012 Comments off

An old bomb may have caused a blast in central Gaza on Saturday, say witnessesAn explosion injured five Palestinian children in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, a hospital said, blaming Israeli tank fire.

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Two killed in fresh Gaza strikes

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Two Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, medics say, while an Israeli has been hurt by a rocket fired by militants.
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Hamas entrenched in Gaza after 5 years of rule

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian security police officers secure the main beach as people bathe in the Mediterranean sea in Gaza City, Friday, June 22, 2012. In five years, the Islamist group Hamas has established a functioning but authoritarian and highly entrenched statelet with a strong Islamic flavor in Gaza. Having come to power as a "clean" alternative to corrupt secular rivals, the Palestinian Islamists have lost much of that luster among Gazans who are even poorer and even more despondent now. It's an embarrassment for their parent group, the Muslim Brotherhood, as it vies for power in a tense electoral standoff in neighboring Egypt. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)In five years of rule in the Gaza Strip, Hamas has established a functioning, authoritarian mini-state with a strong Islamic flavor, so firmly in control that nothing short of an unlikely Israeli military takeover seems capable of dislodging the militants.

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Israel launches fresh strikes on Gaza Strip

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Latest Israeli strikes targetted two camps of the armed wing of HamasIsrael launched fresh air strikes on the Gaza Strip overnight after killing two people in earlier raids, the Palestinian health ministry said Saturday.

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Two hurt in Israeli air strikes on Gaza, medics say

June 6th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian boys inspect damages outside their houses in the Nusseirat refugee camp following air strikes on June 3Israeli aircraft struck two targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, wounding at least two men, Palestinian medical sources said.

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Freed Palestinians find Gaza exile a challenge

May 22nd, 2012 Comments off

163 Palestinian prisoners were exiled from their homes in the West Bank or east Jerusalem and sent to live in Gaza“Gaza is a big prison, but some prisons are better than others,” admits Nihad Abu Kishk, a former detainee from the West Bank who was exiled by Israel to the Gaza Strip.

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Categories: Arab News Tags: Gaza Strip, nihad, West Bank

Cut Gaza power supply to boost Israel grid: minister

May 14th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian school children do their homework on candle light during a power cut in Gaza CityIsrael should consider cutting its supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip this summer if it experiences power shortages, Israeli Environment Minister Gilad Erdan said.

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"Groundless!"

May 2nd, 2012 Comments off

“… Israel’s military has closed its probe into the 2009 shelling of a house in the Gaza Strip that killed 21 members of the Samouni family during Operation Cast Lead.It said on Tuesday that the civilians had not been purposefully targeted .. and that the incident did not constitute a war crime.
Witnesses said that on January 4, 2009 Israeli troops had ordered about 100 civilians to enter the house and stay there, out of their way. But the following day the house was hit by Israeli shells and collapsed.
After an investigation into the shelling and allegations of war crimes, the Military Advocate General “found the accusations groundless”,.. the military said, but added it was making changes to “ensure that such events will not happen again“.…”



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Fuel arrives in Gaza after deal

April 4th, 2012 Comments off

Fuel from Israel arrives in the Gaza Strip as a result of a deal between the territory’s Hamas-led government and the rival Palestinian Authority.
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Palestinian sent to Gaza with end of hunger strike

April 1st, 2012 Comments off

Israel expelled a Palestinian prisoner Sunday to the Gaza Strip as part of a compromise deal that persuaded her to end her 43-day hunger strike.
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