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Israeli Officer Kills Palestinian Who Tried to Stab Him – Police

Nov 25 – An Israeli security officer shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab him at a checkpoint in East Jerusalem on Friday, Israeli police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the Palestinian approached the officer, pulled a knife from under his shirt and lunged at him. The assailant was shot during the struggle,

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Gaza Doctors Face Challenge After Birth of Conjoined Twins

GAZA, Nov 23 – Palestinian surgeons in the Gaza Strip were discussing medical options on Wednesday after the unexpected birth of conjoined twins – baby girls who share one heart and one body. “We thought they were twins and we would have no problem, but we discovered that it is a Siamese baby,” said Hanan

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Israeli Aircraft Attack Hamas in Gaza after Rocket Hits Israeli Town

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Oct 5  – Israeli aircraft attacked Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, wounding at least one person, witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the enclave hit an Israeli border town. Israeli police said there were no casualties in the rocket strike on Sderot, but Israel has a

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Gaza’s Zoo: No Way Out

UPDATE: After Newsweek Middle East broke the news on the world’s worst zoo in Khan Younis, south of Gaza earlier this year, animal rights’ groups and activists were quick to take action. And while some called for closing down the place, there were others who launched an initiative to evacuate the starving animals to safety. Read

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Gaza: No Concrete Moves

Gaza is in desperate need of homes, schools and hospitals but how will they be built if Israel continues to ban the entry of construction material? More: http://newsweekme.com/?p=10026 Social Streams

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Humans of Palestine

A Palestinian-American businessman who had to work hard to live in Palestine BY Marian Houk He was born in the United States, an American of Palestinian roots, whose father was born in the West Bank. In 1993, and after marrying a Palestinian girl from Ramallah, Sam Bahour applied for Palestinian residency and ID card from

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In Crime-Ridden Israeli Arab City, Police Seek New Approach

By Sleiman Jad UMM AL-FAHM, Israel, Aug 25 – On the rundown streets of Umm Al Fahm, an Israeli-Arab city of 50,000, locals in smoky cafes are reluctant to speak. Violent crime at the hands of drug gangs is rife here. Reprisals are common. Israeli Jews rarely set foot in the city. “The gangs are

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Healthcare in Gaza: The Waiting Game

The lives of Gaza patients hinge on Israel’s whims BY Maher Abukhater Sabreen Abu Sultan, 32, turns over in her hospital bed, howling in pain. She had two head surgeries in the past three months to remove a tumor that was blocking her vision. As she twists and turns in her bed, her mother, Khitam, 61,

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