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Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Jerusalem - Israel closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts.

Gaza fisherman battles poverty with plastic bottle boat

Gaza - With hundreds of empty plastic bottles collected from the shores of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, fisherman Muath Abu Zeid has turned litter into a floating source of income.

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press on

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead.

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to relative calm on the border after months of tensions prompted a blockade on most goods from July 9.

Key Netanyahu partner slams moves for truce with Hamas

Jerusalem - A key partner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition on Tuesday condemned moves for a long term truce agreement with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Blocked by Israel for years, Palestinian mail finally arrives

Jericho - Palestinian postal service employees are working overtime to sort through some 10 tonnes of letters and packages blocked by Israel for up to eight years, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Wednesday if calm maintained

Jerusalem - Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Israeli PM made secret Egypt trip for Gaza talks: report

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare, secret visit to Egypt in May for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israeli television reported Monday.

Palestinian shot during May US embassy protest dies: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian shot three months ago in clashes along the Israel-Gaza border has died while being treated in Egypt, the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Monday.

Netanyahu demands 'total' Gaza ceasefire

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday demanded a "total" ceasefire from Gaza's Hamas rulers in his first public comments on another deadly flare-up between the two sides.

Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry

Gaza - A 40-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds on Saturday, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three, the territory's health ministry said.

Two killed in fresh Gaza protests but Israel-Hamas truce holds

Gaza - Two Palestinians including a medic were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border Friday, but away from protests the calm reached after a deadly flare-up between the enclave's rulers Hamas and the Israeli army mainly held.

Palestinian shock after child killed, Israelis fear more rockets

A Palestinian family called for answers Thursday as to why an Israeli air strike hit their relatives' home in the Gaza Strip, killing a pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter.

Israel flattens Gaza building after new rocket fire

Gaza - An Israeli strike flattened a building in Gaza City on Thursday after a rocket landed deep inside the Jewish state, but tensions appeared to lessen following a deadly flare-up of violence over the previous day.

Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave

Jerusalem - Israel launched air strikes on Gaza late Wednesday, killing one Hamas militant, after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory.Injuries were also reported on both sides.

'Mutiny' at UN Palestinian agency in Gaza after job cuts: official

Gaza - Workers have seized partial control of the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Hamas-run Gaza, its head said Wednesday, accusing their union of "mutiny" over job cuts.

Swedish pro-Gaza ship activists deported from Israel

Stockholm - Seven Swedish activists detained by Israel's navy for attempting to breach its blockade of Gaza have been deported to Sweden, the organisers of the Ship to Gaza activist flotilla said Wednesday.

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza: officials

Gaza - An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two militants of the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazan and Israeli officials said.

Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

Jerusalem - The Israeli navy intercepted a Swedish-flagged activist boat bent on breaching its more than decade-long blockade of Gaza, the second in less than a week, the military said on Saturday.

Hamas leaders to meet in Gaza amid Israel truce reports

Gaza - The leadership of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is to convene late Friday for a rare meeting, officials said, amid speculation of a long-term truce between the Gaza Strip's rulers and Israel.

Seized Gaza ship captain accuses Israel of breaking intl law

Oslo - The captain of a Norwegian boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to Gaza has accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by boarding the vessel in international waters and using violent force against its crew.

Fresh tension as Israel reimposes Gaza fuel blockade

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza on Thursday citing a resurgence in kites carrying firebombs over the border and signalling a brief pause in tensions may be ending.

Israel reimposes blockade of fuel deliveries to Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade of fuel supplies to Gaza on Thursday in response to a resurgence of the flow of fire kites across the border, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.

Number of Gazans denied exit permits by Israel for Hamas ties soars: NGO

Jerusalem - The number of Gazans denied exit permits by Israel due to a close family member's alleged connection to Hamas has soared this year, a rights group said Wednesday.

Palestinian lawyers float compromise for threatened Bedouin village

Lawyers for a Palestinian Bedouin village slated by Israel for demolition suggested Wednesday that the residents could move peacefully to a nearby location of their own choosing.

Israel Arab sentenced to jail for 'incitement' with poems

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced an Arab woman to five months in prison for incitement to violence and support for a terrorist organisation in poems and other social media posts, the justice ministry said.

Israel navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

Jerusalem - Israel's navy on Sunday intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, the military and activists said."The activity ended without exceptional events," a military statement said.

Crowds greet Palestinian teen after release from Israeli prison

Palestinian - Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday and was greeted by crowds of supporters after serving eight months for slapping Israeli soldiers, an episode that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians.

Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison

Jerusalem - Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said.

Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: ministry

Gaza - A Gaza teenager died of his wounds on Saturday after being shot by Israeli troops during protests along the border, the health ministry in the Hamas-run Palestinian territory said.
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A Palestinian protestor directs fireworks toward Israeli police during clashes in Shuafat neighborho...
A Palestinian protestor directs fireworks toward Israeli police during clashes in Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab east Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014
Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
Palestinians carry the body of Mustafa Tamimi during his funeral procession in the West Bank village...
Palestinians carry the body of Mustafa Tamimi during his funeral procession in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, in this December 11, 2011 file picture. Israel's army has exonerated a soldier in the 2011 killing of Tamami. An Israeli human rights group criticized the ruling as a sign of military impunity
With permission by Reuters / Darren Whiteside
Palestinian woman having just received a package of non-food items for her family in Sudaniya camp n...
Palestinian woman having just received a package of non-food items for her family in Sudaniya camp north of Gaza Strip.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza S...
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya (C) during a press conference in Gaza on April 23, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position ...
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 17, 2014
Menahem Kahana, AFP
Palestinians inspect the wreckage of a building following an Israeli strike on the southern Gaza tow...
Palestinians inspect the wreckage of a building following an Israeli strike on the southern Gaza town of Rafah, on August 2, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jew...
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah
With permission by Reuters / Mohamad Torokman
Real Democracy - Israelis donating their votes to Palestinians in the Israeli Parliamentary Election...
Real Democracy - Israelis donating their votes to Palestinians in the Israeli Parliamentary Elections 2013.
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A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9  2014 in Gaza City
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City
Thomas Coex, AFP
Rafah border crossing  between Gaza and Egypt
Rafah border crossing, between Gaza and Egypt
International Transport Workers' Federation
An Israeli activist carries a placard during a protest against the war on the Gaza strip  in the Isr...
An Israeli activist carries a placard during a protest against the war on the Gaza strip, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on July 9, 2014
Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
A group of Palestinians got together to make a parody of Psy s  Gangnam Style  with a Gaza twist.
A group of Palestinians got together to make a parody of Psy's "Gangnam Style" with a Gaza twist.
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An Israeli soldier walks past Palestinians in the West Bank village of Tafoh  near Hebron  on June 1...
An Israeli soldier walks past Palestinians in the West Bank village of Tafoh, near Hebron, on June 15, 2014
Hazem Bader, AFP
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal, a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli tank shells minutes before a five-hour truce went into effect, on July 17, 2014 in Gaza
Said Khatib, AFP
The intertwined yet divided lives of Israelis and Palestinians.
The intertwined yet divided lives of Israelis and Palestinians.
There has been little tangible evidence of progress in peace talks since this White House meeting be...
There has been little tangible evidence of progress in peace talks since this White House meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. president Barack Obama in 2009.
U.S. Government
Gaza crisis: More than 100  killed in Israeli strikes
Gaza crisis: More than 100' killed in Israeli strikes
BBC / Screengrab
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag  on the Republiqu...
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag, on the Republique square in Paris, during a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza, on July 26, 2014
Kenzo Tribouillard, 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 and foreigners take part in a protest against the Israeli blockade on Gaza  at Erez cro...
Palestinians and foreigners take part in a protest against the Israeli blockade on Gaza, at Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza Strip November 26, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Suhaib Salem