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Friday April 18th 2014

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ACT Alliance Alert: A Forgotten Crisis: Gaza and West Bank – Thomson Reuters Foundation


ACT Alliance Alert: A Forgotten Crisis: Gaza and West Bank
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Years of blockade and political conflict have strangled economic development and increased poverty in Gaza. Around 540,000 food-insecure people and 74 % of families depend on assistance. Over a third of those able and willing to work are unemployed.

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 11:56 am

British war cemetery not immune to Gaza siege – The Electronic Intifada


The Electronic Intifada

British war cemetery not immune to Gaza siege
The Electronic Intifada
On a recent, sunny afternoon, Kath Henwood, a Yorkshire paramedic volunteering in the Gaza Strip, walked through rows of headstones at the Gaza War Cemetery with a camera and notebook. “My regular crewmate at work, in his spare time, researches …

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:22 pm

Israel allows hundreds of Christians from Gaza to visit Bethlehem for Easter … – Middle East Monitor


Middle East Monitor

Israel allows hundreds of Christians from Gaza to visit Bethlehem for Easter
Middle East Monitor
Christians crossing into West Bank The Israeli authorities allowed nearly 600 Christians from the Gaza Strip to pass through the northern Beit Hanoun crossing on Thursday in order to participate in the Easter celebrations in Bethlehem in the occupied

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:51 pm

Gaza’s Pro-Terror ‘Arab Idol’ To Perform in Nazareth – Arutz Sheva


Haaretz

Gaza's Pro-Terror 'Arab Idol' To Perform in Nazareth
Arutz Sheva
Mohammed Assaf of Gaza, who won the "Arab Idol" singing contest last June, is scheduled to perform in the Israeli-Arab city of Nazareth on April 27. The grassroots Zionist group "Im Tirtzu" is working to block the performance given Assaf's repeated
Im Tirtzu out to stop 'Arab Idol' from singing in NazarethHaaretz

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:22 pm

On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade
UN News Centre
17 April 2014 – On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the “illegal collective
Gaza Corrodes Israel's SoulCounterPunch
Gaza's population balloonsAl-Monitor
What will Gaza's Ark face from the Israeli navy as it challenges the blockade?International Solidarity Movement
Middle East Monitor -Jewish Daily Forward -Daily Sabah
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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 4:04 pm

World Bank Supports Improving Sanitation Services in Gaza – World Bank Group


World Bank Supports Improving Sanitation Services in Gaza
World Bank Group
Washington, April 14, 2014 – Two projects in the Gaza Strip will respond to health and environmental threats and provide long-term solutions to the treatment of sewage and solid waste. The US$13 million grants by the World Bank are focused on improving …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 9:25 pm

Pushing the 2-State Path in Gaza – New York Times


Aljazeera.com

Pushing the 2-State Path in Gaza
New York Times
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip — To define Ezzeldin Masri's battle as uphill is an understatement. He runs the Gaza branch of OneVoice, a group that promotes a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the Gaza Strip, where more than half
Three Hamas members killed in Gaza blastsAljazeera.com
THE END OF GAZA SIEGE WITH TURKEY'S HELPDaily Sabah
Thousands march across West Bank, Gaza to mark Prisoners DayMa’an News Agency
Press TV -Al-Arabiya -Haaretz
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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 2:45 pm

Animal activists claim footage shows abuse of Australian animals in Gaza – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Animal activists claim footage shows abuse of Australian animals in Gaza
Sydney Morning Herald
Animal welfare activists have released new video footage documenting alleged abuse of Australian cattle in Gaza. Animals Australia says videos taken between February and last week [warning, graphic footage] show that live export regulations continue to …

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 6:52 am

Mortars fired at IDF troops near Gaza border – Haaretz


Haaretz

Mortars fired at IDF troops near Gaza border
Haaretz
Three weeks ago, Israel Defense Forces and Gaza militants exchanged heavy fire over a period of several days. More than 70 rockets were fired from the Strip in a single day on March 14. The Israel Air Force responded with a series of strikes against
DFLP militants 'fire 3 mortar shells' at Israeli vehicles in GazaMa’an News Agency
Gaza fire targets Israeli patrolJewish Telegraphic Agency
Mortars fired at IDF patrol near GazaThe Times of Israel
Arutz Sheva -Jerusalem Post -Al-Bawaba
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Posted on 14 April 2014 | 3:30 pm

Egypt gives Hamas and Gaza the cold shoulder – BBC News


BBC News

Egypt gives Hamas and Gaza the cold shoulder
BBC News
Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has led to a sharp deterioration in relations with the Islamist group Hamas in neighbouring Gaza, and the people there are paying the price. As a coach forces its way through the crowds on the Palestinian
Gaza cops trade bullets for laser-tech in trainingYahoo!7 News
Gaza cops save money by trading in bullets for makeshift laser gunsRaw Story
Gaza cops use lasers for fire-arm trainingTimes LIVE
Ma’an News Agency -The Daily Star
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Posted on 12 April 2014 | 10:19 am

Gaza – Yahoo News Search Results

Palestinians hit the right notes in Gaza

Music school helps relieve tensions in conflict-torn Gaza Strip, but access to instruments remains a challenge.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 7:34 am

On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade

On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the "illegal collective punishment" unleashed on the population there.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 4:11 pm

Palestinians rally for prisoners as peace talks falter

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Palestinians gathered across the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday for rallies of solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving inmates. To mark Prisoners Day, thousands were expected to demonstrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah, where Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has his …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 1:51 pm

Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

By Noah Browning and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp. Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten months into a crippling Egyptian one, Gaza's economic growth has evaporated and unemployment soared to almost 40 percent by the end of 2013. Opposition to the …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 10:45 am

UN official calls for ending Israeli blockade on Gaza

Gaza, April 16 (IANS) A UN official Wednesday described keeping an Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip for almost seven years as "a collective punishment", Xinhua reported. The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl pledged to defend Gaza and work hard to end the blockade. During his first visit to Gaza …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 5:32 pm

Gaza blast 'kills three Palestinians'

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – An explosion in the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinians and wounded five on Wednesday, a medical official said, but the reason for the blast was unclear. The three killed were already dead on their arrival at hospital, and all were in their 20s, Hamas's health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP. Witnesses said the blast took place at a …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 3:27 pm

Three Hamas members killed in Gaza blasts

Interior Ministry launches investigation after explosions reportedly kill three members of the Hamas armed wing.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 11:38 am

Gaza cops trade bullets for laser-tech in training

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Security forces in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are using technology to practice shooting on laser simulators, saving money spent on ammunition in the cash-strapped Palestinian territory. "Electronic shooting has great advantages," said Colonel Mohammed al-Nakhala, head of training in Gaza's National Security organisation. The ministry's training …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 4:43 pm

Gaza athlete still runninng despite West Bank marathon ban

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Kicking up dust on the back roads of northern Gaza within sight of the Israeli fence that seals off the enclave, Olympic athlete Nader Al-Masri is still training, despite being barred from competing in his people's largest sporting event. Masri, who has participated in 40 international contests including the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, was denied a permit by …

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 12:38 pm

Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

Posted on 8 April 2014 | 4:07 pm