Gaza

How The Settlers Won

50 years of unrelenting Jewish settlements in the West Bank have changed the landscape of the peace process. But the interlopers aren’t going anywhere. By Antony Loewenstein Har Bracha is a Jewish business situated near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Established in 2004, its location offers spectacular views. With an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) jeep parked

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Palestinian Gunmen Kill Four in Tel Aviv, Assailants Held: Police

By Rami Amichay TEL AVIV, June 9 – Two Palestinian gunmen killed four people at a popular shopping and restaurant area in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in an attack that sent diners, some clutching small children, running for their lives just outside Israel’s Defence Ministry. Both gunmen, identified by police as Palestinians from a village

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Hamas Executes Three Convicted Palestinians in Gaza

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, May 31 – Security forces from the Islamist group Hamas executed three convicted Palestinians at dawn on Tuesday, a move condemned by local and international human rights groups and likely to lead to deeper division among Palestinian factions. The three were found guilty of murder in separate cases and sentenced to

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Memories Of A Distant Era

A Nakba survivor recalls being forced out of her home 68 years ago by the Israelis By Sami Abu Salem Between May 2016 and May 1948 are two very different images of Palestine, a country which has, over the past 68 years, suffered from wars and division. Today, native Palestinians live as refugees, while Israeli

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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? By Sami Abu Salem It was raining heavily the day I saw Mahmoud Naseer, 54, frantically trying to cover the few mattresses he has with whatever sheets he could

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From Cars to Bags, Artist Brightens Up Gaza Streets with Calligraphy

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, April 25 – With a thick black marker pen in hand, Palestinian graffiti artist Belal Khaled carefully draws an intricate Arabic calligraphic design on a silver Skoda. The art work decorates the sides of the car, running along the windows and down its doors, the latest in the 24-year-old’s mission to

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Israeli Convicted of Palestinian Murder that Helped Trigger 2014 War

JERUSALEM, April 19 – An Israeli man was convicted on Tuesday of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, as a court rejected his insanity plea for a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war. Prosecutors said Yosef Haim Ben-David organised the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair. Two Jewish youths who helped him abduct

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Israeli Army Claims Finding New Infiltration Tunnel from Gaza

JERUSALEM, April 18 – Israel’s military said on Monday it has discovered a new infiltration tunnel, built by Hamas militants, stretching from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) inside Israeli territory. “We have neutralized the tunnel in Israeli territory, rendering it unusable for infiltration by Hamas terrorists,” Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said

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Gaza’s Pesky Pesticides

Produce in strip isn’t what it used to be—but residents have no choice but to buy what is available to them BY Sami Abu Salem In Jabalia market, north of Gaza City, Mohammed Okasha, 42, moves between the stalls of vegetables wearily inspecting piles of tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes and other vegetables. Okasha suspects that the products

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