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Op-Ed: Two rockets target Israel even after Hamas promises no attacks

In an attempt to reach a deal with Israel, Hamas announced that they will unilaterally stop launching balloon and rocket attacks onto Israeli territory. In return they want to see Israel ease sanctions on Gaza.

Review: TIFF 2015 — ‘Dégradé’ portrays Gaza from a female point of view Special

‘Dégradé’ is an intense drama that unfolds within the confines of a Gaza hair salon while a police standoff outside threatens their already precarious safety.

Op-Ed: Gaza family rescues lion cubs after zoo is destroyed

Palestine - When Israeli air strikes devastated Gaza in 2014, the Rafah Zoo, located in the southern Gaza Strip, was also a casualty of war, struggling to recover from physical damage and the resulting economic freefall.

Owner of valuable Banksy painting duped into selling it for $175

Gaza - Rabie Darduna, a father of six who lives in the Gaza Strip, was purposely duped into selling his million dollar painting by UK graffiti artist Banksy for $175. Banksy's works of art have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Op-Ed: Norwegian doctor banned permanently from Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel has banned Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from entering Gaza permanently. Israeli authorities say the ban was imposed on Gilbert for security reasons.

EU left-wing delegation blocked by Israel from entering Gaza

Tel Aviv - A delegation of five Spanish left-wing politicians, along with eight EU delegates from Cyprus, France, Ireland and Portugal, have been denied entry into the Gaza Strip, where they wished to report on the impact of recent actions by the IDF in that area.

Gaza: Counting the humanitarian cost as 72-hour ceasefire starts

Gaza - Israel has announced that all its forces are to withdraw from the Gaza Strip as part of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Hamas.

Europe airs concern on Gaza onslaught, aid offered by Denmark

As what they term the "spiral of violence" continues in Gaza, the Danish development ministry has said Friday that 11 million kroner ($2 million) in emergency aid will be given to Palestinian civilians trapped in the enclave.

More than 100 dead in Gaza, medical facilities overwhelmed

Gaza - Four days of Israeli airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip have left more than 100 people dead, and overwhelmed hospitals.

Op-Ed: Israel's escalating offensive and child victims of the occupation

Israel has launched an open-ended and escalating offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Air strikes and naval gunfire hit 50 sites overnight while Israeli troops have been mobilized along the Gaza border.

Israel accuses six of roles in brutal slaying

Jerusalem - Israel said Sunday that it had arrested six Jewish suspects in the slaying of a Palestinian teen abducted from an East Jerusalem street on July 2.

Fatah and Hamas agree on foundations of national unity government

Fatah and Hamas have come to an agreement about how the new Palestinian unity government will be formed along with the technocratic ministers will be appointed. Elections are scheduled to transpire six months from now.

Op-Ed: Gaza strip wants referendum on joining Russia

Gaza - In what is probably a satire the Russian-language version of the Palestinian Information Center a Hamas website, reports that there is an initiative in the Gaza strip for the Gaza strip to hold a referendum on joining Russia.

Bomb explodes on bus near Tel Aviv, alert passenger saves lives

Bat Yam - An explosive device left on board a bus in Israel could have caused significant casualties in the latest attack since Israel led a war in Gaza.

Rafah crossing into Gaza Strip closed once again

Rafah - Following a deadly attack by militants that killed 24 police, Egypt has closed the Rafah border crossing. The crossing is the only way out of the Gaza strip for most Palestinians. It is the only crossing that is not through Israel.

Gazans suffer as a result of Egyptian coup

Cairo - While attention is focused on events in Egypt after the coup, little notice is taken of the drastic effects regime change in Egypt has had on residents of the Gaza strip.

Video: Harry Fear interviews Leila Khaled of the PFLP in Gaza

Gaza - Harry Fear holds in an exclusive interview with Palestinian resistance icon Leila Khaled, a former aircraft hijacker and member of Palestine’s PFLP faction in Gaza. They discuss the issue of Palestinians' armed struggle with Israel.

Egyptian police protest over abduction closes crossing into Gaza

Rafah - Egyptian police are protesting the kidnapping of seven comrades by Islamist gunmen by closing the only crossing from Egypt into the Gaza Strip for a second day.

Egypt deports seven Palestinians to the Gaza Strip

In a sign of increasing tensions between Egypt and Hamas the Egyptian authorities have deported seven Palestinians to the Gaza Strip.

Photo of Palestinian children killed in Gaza wins top photo award

A striking photograph, taken by a Swedish photographer, of grieving men carrying Palestinian children's bodies through the streets of Gaza has been awarded the prestigious 2012 World Press Photo Award

Video: Gangnam 'Gaza Style' goes viral to make a point, or two

Gaza - Just in case you thought it was all over, Gangham Style parodies are still a hot item on YouTube, and this one is a tongue-in-cheek version all the way from the Gaza Strip. Fun, but with a serious message too.

Hamas arrests six journalists in Gaza strip

Gaza - No one is safe from persecution in the politically turbulent and often violent neighborhoods of the Palestinian territories, not even journalists.

Malaysian Prime Minister visits Gaza Strip

Gaza - Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, visited the Gaza Strip, entering through the land border with Egypt to avoid entrance through Israel.

Facebook page calls for Real Democracy in Israeli elections

A little civil disobedience has sprung up on Facebook, with Israeli citizens donating their right to vote in the upcoming Israeli parliamentary elections to their Palestinian neighbors.

Israeli tank shelling in Gaza, four injured (updates)

Gaza - Some media reports suggest an Israeli strike in a residential area, wounding four Palestinians. Others say that it was an industrial accident, but information received suggests an attack by Israel. Now with video update by journalists on the scene.

World Bank allocating $6.4 million to Gaza water project

Gaza - On Tuesday, the World Bank reported that it has approved a grant of US$6.4 million to improve water and sewage services in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic Development Bank will also donate US$11.14 million to the project.

Report: Israeli airstrikes on Gaza to cost over $300 million

Gaza - The eight day strike by Israel on Gaza not only killed 168 Palestinians, most them civilians, but has also resulted in $300 million in economic damage, the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce reports.

1 Palestinian dead and at least 25 injured at Gaza-Israel border

Gaza - One adult Palestinian was killed and at least eight teenagers have been injured when Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. (Updated).

After the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, US Jews & US Arabs weigh in

While the ceasefire agreement has been reached between between Israel and Hamas is holding, Jews and Arabs living in America have weighed in.

Social media of Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shalom hacked

It was recently reported that the prominent hacker group Anonymous had leaked the personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials. Yesterday the social media of Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom was filled with pro-Palestinian messages.
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A Palestinian hugs his father who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school...
A Palestinian hugs his father who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, following their arrival at the Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahia on July 30, 2014
Mohammed Abed, AFP
An Israeli Merkava tank heads to the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip on August 1  2014
An Israeli Merkava tank heads to the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip on August 1, 2014
Jack Guez, AFP
Palestinians who were displaced from their houses due to fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas ret...
Palestinians who were displaced from their houses due to fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas return to check their homes in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City, on August 1, 2014
Mahmud Hams, AFP
A Palestinian carries an injured child following an Israeli military strike on a UN school in the so...
A Palestinian carries an injured child following an Israeli military strike on a UN school in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, on August 3, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Dozens of animals have died of thirst or hunger at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip.
Dozens of animals have died of thirst or hunger at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip.
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A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 10  2014 shows smoke risin...
A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 10, 2014 shows smoke rising from the coastal side of the Gaza strip following an Israeli military strike
David Buimovitch, AFP
Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night  ...
Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 7, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Israeli soldiers work on their Merkava tanks in a deployment area near the border with the Gaza Stri...
Israeli soldiers work on their Merkava tanks in a deployment area near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 11, 2014
Menahem Kahana, AFP
Refugees in Gaza
Refugees in Gaza
Islamic Jihad  the second largest militant group in Gaza  has taken the initiative.
Islamic Jihad, the second largest militant group in Gaza, has taken the initiative.
Catholic Church
Rafah  Gaza Strip: Smuggling tunnel
Rafah, Gaza Strip: Smuggling tunnel
Marius Arnesen
A Palestinian child sits on a mattress on the rubble of a house which was destroyed in an Israeli ai...
A Palestinian child sits on a mattress on the rubble of a house which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike on Abasan, east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis and close to the border with Israel on August 7, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Y...
Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip , on July 26, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fi...
Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fire in the Beit Hanun district of Gaza, on July 26, 2014
Marco Longari, AFP
Young relatives of four boys  all from the Bakr family  killed during Israeli shelling  cry during t...
Young relatives of four boys, all from the Bakr family, killed during Israeli shelling, cry during their funeral in Gaza City, on July 16, 2014
Mohammed Abed, AFP
Gaza Strip water and sewage.
Gaza Strip water and sewage.
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People take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington  DC  on July 16  2014 ...
People take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2014, to protest against Israel's deadly bombing of Gaza
Jewel Samad, AFP
Palestinians line up to receive their delayed salaries in the cash-strapped Gaza Strip on November 9...
Palestinians line up to receive their delayed salaries in the cash-strapped Gaza Strip on November 9, 2018 after Israel authorised Qatar to transfer funds into the territory
Said KHATIB, AFP
Palestinians inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli strike on Gaza City  on Augus...
Palestinians inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli strike on Gaza City, on August 2, 2014
Mahmud Hams, AFP
Israeli bombardment of Gaza
Israeli bombardment of Gaza
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