Gaza

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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Where is Palestine?

Google: a bug wiped some names! BY Ben White Google was at the center of a storm recently, after a group of Palestinian journalists claimed that the tech giant had removed ‘Palestine’ from its map. As the statement was picked up and circulated, the hashtag #PalestineIsHere went viral on Twitter, and international media outlets covered the

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Has Hamas Reached A Dead End?

Cash-strapped Hamas faces local elections & internal leadership changes BY Ben White In Gaza, the movement is strapped for cash, as the territory’s residents continue to suffer under Israel’s illegal blockade. The unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2016 stood at 41.2 percent, while 80 percent of the population depends on humanitarian assistance to

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Thirsty Gaza

Pollution, salinity and rationing are threatening Gaza’s water supply By Sami Abu Salem In Jabalia Refugee Camp, north of Gaza, children and old women carrying plastic bottles gather near water taps to fill them with drinking water from a newly established artesian well set up by the municipality. Dalal Awwad, an elderly Palestinian woman, who lives alone in a nearby house, says

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Israel Accuses World Vision’s Gaza Representative of Funding Hamas

By Ori Lewis ASHKELON, Israel, Aug 4 – Israel accused U.S.-based Christian relief group World Vision’s Gaza representative on Thursday of funnelling millions of dollars in aid money to Hamas, charges that the Islamist militant group denied and the charity voiced scepticism over. Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision’s manager of operations in Gaza, was arrested

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Israeli Forces Kill Hamas Militant in West Bank Raid

JERUSALEM, July 27 – Israeli troops shot dead a Hamas fighter on Wednesday who the military said was responsible for an attack that killed a rabbi in a drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank earlier this month. The militant was killed in an overnight raid in the territory, during which residents of the Palestinian

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Cops and Bloggers: Concerned

Concerned that social media is fueling attacks, Israel is increasing online ­monitoring—and angering Palestinians BY Kate Shuttleworth Majd Atwan, a 22-year-old Palestinian beautician and activist, sits on the front steps of her family house in Bethlehem on May 24, enjoying her freedom. Less than a week earlier, she was behind bars after an Israeli military court sentenced

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Netanyahu Sees Economic Boost from Israel-Turkey Deal

By Ercan Gurses and Dan Williams ANKARA/JERUSALEM, June 27 – Israel and Turkey’s agreement to normalize ties will boost the Israeli economy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, while Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan cast it as a step towards improving humanitarian conditions in Gaza. The once-firm allies reached the agreement on Sunday after a

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Erdogan Speaks With Abbas on Turkish-Israeli Deal Over Gaza: Sources

ANKARA, June 27  – President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by telephone on Sunday night and told him a deal had been reached with Israel to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza, sources from the Turkish presidency said. The call came as senior officials from both Turkey and Israel said a deal

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