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In besieged Gaza, first English library to open window to world

Gaza - Mossab Abu Toha has never actually left Gaza, instead devouring books as an escape. Now he is struggling to open the first English-language library in the beleaguered Palestinian territory.

Israeli tanks fire on Gaza after Palestinian attack: army

Jerusalem - An Israeli tank fired shells towards the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, following an attack on an Israeli patrol, the army announced.

Cold and angry, Gazans challenge Hamas over electricity

Gaza - Crippling shortages of electricity in Gaza and reports of children dying of cold have stoked anger in the Palestinian enclave where there are daily protests against its Hamas leaders.

Israel says arrests brother of Hamas security chief

Jerusalem - Israel's military said Wednesday it had arrested the brother of a Hamas security chief accused of involvement in tunnel building in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli army unprepared for 2014 Gaza tunnel threat: report

Jerusalem - An investigation has found that Israel's military was unprepared for the threat posed by tunnels dug by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip in the 2014 war between them, reports said Tuesday.

Israel deports activists on 'women's boat' for Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel has deported all but one of a group of women activists who tried to break its decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip by boat, the interior ministry said Friday.

Women activists held for trying to break Gaza blockade

Jerusalem - A group of women activists who tried to break Israel's decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip were being held Thursday pending deportation after the Israeli navy intercepted their boat.

Israel intercepts boat seeking to break Gaza blockade

Jerusalem - Israel on Wednesday intercepted a boat carrying women activists seeking to break the country's decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, saying it was boarded without incident and being taken ashore.

Women hope to break Gaza sea blockade

Ramallah - A group of women will try to reach the Gaza Strip on board a boat on Wednesday in a bid to break a decade-long blockade by Israel, a spokeswoman said.

Gaza's legion of war-wounded battle to forge new lives

Gaza - Every time he hears a loud noise, Imed al-Firi hides his healthy leg under a cushion -- a reflex he developed after the summer of 2014, when Israeli tank fire struck his Gaza home and robbed him of his right leg.

Israel says Hamas rejects prisoners swap

Jerusalem - A senior Israeli official said Tuesday that Hamas has rejected an offer to swap the bodies of two Israeli soldiers for those of 19 Palestinians and almost as many prisoners.

Internet star sings of Gaza cat and 'My Trousers'

Gaza - Mobbed by fans wherever he goes, Adel Meshoukhi is the kind of singer that perhaps only Gaza could produce: an internet sensation who depends on a modest stipend from Hamas.

Give arrested aid worker fair trial, Amnesty tells Israel

Jerusalem - Amnesty International on Monday called on Israel to give an aid worker charged with aiding the Islamist movement Hamas a "fair and open trial", citing allegations of abuse in custody.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Laziz the tiger and friends leave Gaza for new life

Erez - Gaza's last tiger left the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave Wednesday with monkeys, emus, a porcupine and other animals from a zoo dubbed the "world's worst", heading for a new life in South Africa and elsewhere.

Israel targets Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attack

Jerusalem - Israel targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip by air and with tank fire Sunday after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave crashed into the Israeli city of Sderot.

UN says Gaza employee diverted rubble on PA instructions

Jerusalem - The United Nations on Saturday said a Gaza employee had diverted tonnes of rubble on instructions from the Palestinian Authority (PA) days after Israel charged him with aiding Islamist movement Hamas.

Hamas militant killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

Gaza - A Hamas militant was killed on Saturday when a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian health officials and the group's military wing said.

UN summer camps give respite to traumatised young Gazans

Gaza - The UN is offering tens of thousands of children in the Gaza strip, traumatised by three wars with Israel since 2008, a summer break at play camps throughout the territory.

Electricity-starved Gazans turn to sun for help

Gaza - Nahed Abu Assi's farm has been bombed in each of the three Gaza wars since 2008 and like in the rest of the Palestinian enclave, he receives only a paltry amount of electricity each day.

Turkish aid reaches Gaza after deal with Israel

Gaza - Turkish aid arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday via Israel, after the two countries restored ties frozen over a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship in 2010.

Turkish ship arrives with Gaza aid after Israeli reconcilation deal

Ashdod - A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza arrived in Israel Sunday, a week after the two countries agreed to restore ties that soured over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla.

Israel bombs Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire

Gaza - Israeli air strikes hit four sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, causing damage but no injuries, officials said, after Palestinian militants fired a rocket that struck a building in southern Israel.

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

Gaza - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.

Turkey, Israel to agree normalisation deal June 26: Report

Istanbul - Turkey and Israel will this weekend announce a deal on normalising ties, ending a six-year diplomatic crisis sparked by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in which 10 Turkish nationals died, a report said Tuesday.

Hamas authorities execute three men in Gaza Strip

Gaza - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip executed three men for murder on Tuesday, the attorney general said, signalling more could follow despite appeals from the United Nations for a halt.They were shot dead behind closed doors, security sources said.

Hamas authorities execute three men in Gaza Strip

Gaza - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip executed three men for murder on Tuesday, the attorney general said, signalling more could follow despite appeals from the United Nations for a halt.They were shot dead behind closed doors, security sources said.

Hamas authorities execute three men in Gaza Strip

Gaza - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip executed three men for murder on Tuesday, the attorney general said, signalling more could follow despite appeals from the United Nations for a halt.They were shot dead behind closed doors, security sources said.
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Rebuilding ... Palestinian schoolchildren walk through destroyed houses in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighbourhood.
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Intensive Israeli airstrike on Government Ministries buildings in Gaza
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Damage by Israeli soldiers on Dir-Albalah border
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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IDF tweet announcing commencement of the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.
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An injured child in a Gaza hospital
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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Mother of Gaza boy killed on beach.
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