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Israel Must Investigate Civilian Deaths in Gaza: UN Envoy – Newsweek


Newsweek

Israel Must Investigate Civilian Deaths in Gaza: UN Envoy
Newsweek
GENEVA (Reuters) – A United Nations envoy called on Israel on Tuesday to investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the 2014 Gaza war, and to make the findings public. Makarim Wibisono, a former …
Gaza Reconstruction, Hampered by Israeli Blockade, May Take 100 Years, Say Inter Press Service
Gaza's Islamic Jihad Says It's Ready for Next Round of Fighting With Israel Algemeiner
Serry calls for Israel to end siege on GazaMiddle East Monitor

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 7:58 pm

In Gaza, demand grows for a plastic surgeon’s services – Reuters


Reuters

In Gaza, demand grows for a plastic surgeon's services
Reuters
In a conservative society such as Gaza, where the Islamist group Hamas has held sway since 2007, it is hard to pin down how widespread plastic surgery is becoming. But Zanin says three years ago he might have seen a couple of patients a day, and now he …

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 7:02 pm

Today in Toronto: Born in Gaza, St. Vincent, Nosferatu, You’re Not Here, In … – blogTO (blog)


blogTO (blog)

Today in Toronto: Born in Gaza, St. Vincent, Nosferatu, You're Not Here, In
blogTO (blog)
Today in Toronto St. Vincent will perform in Toronto for the first time since last summer, and she'll be back at the Danforth Music Hall tomorrow night too. Cinema Politica will present the Toronto premiere of Born in Gaza, a documentary that follows

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 6:35 pm

UNRWA chief on Gaza: "We’re essentially talking about a time bomb" – European Parliament (press release)


European Parliament (press release)

UNRWA chief on Gaza: "We're essentially talking about a time bomb"
European Parliament (press release)
The hostilities in the Middle East also affect the five million Palestine refugees living throughout Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, with a risk of radicalisation as the region becomes more unstable. Pierre Krähenbühl, the …
UNRWA: 800000 needy Palestinian refugees in GazaMiddle East Monitor

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:37 pm

Banksy sneaked into Gaza to paint a picture of a cat – Metro


Metro

Banksy sneaked into Gaza to paint a picture of a cat
Metro
Banksy appears to have sneaked into war-torn Gaza to paint four new graffiti artworks. The graffiti artist claimed to have used a secret illegal underground tunnel system to get into the war zone, which is off limits to tourists. The paintings include

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 12:38 pm

Photographer and film maker’s Gaza experience inspires hospital fundraising push – The National


The National

Photographer and film maker's Gaza experience inspires hospital fundraising push
The National
“I've been a photographer for 15 years, shooting a mixture of commercial and editorial, and more recently moving to a documentary style of long-term, post-war zone reportage, as well as film making, but I had no idea how I was going to react in Gaza,” …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:46 am

Middle East: UN envoy says resolution of Gaza crisis key to achieving regional … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Middle East: UN envoy says resolution of Gaza crisis key to achieving regional
UN News Centre
2 March 2015 – Peace in the Middle East hinges on resolving the ongoing crisis in Gaza, where reconstruction efforts are faltering and the blockade continues, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Robert Serry, said today …
Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' groupDeseret News
Israel says it busted Gaza smuggling ring helping HamasU.S. News & World Report
Life in Gaza gives Palestinian satirists plenty of materialAl-Monitor
Ynetnews -Middle East Monitor (blog) -Jakarta Post
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 5:17 pm

Banksy beautifies Gaza by reminding us of its devastation – Salon


Salon

Banksy beautifies Gaza by reminding us of its devastation
Salon
Now, thanks to Banksy, the world is once again looking squarely at Gaza after what feels like the first time since the Gaza war last summer. Israel's 50-day military operation against Hamas killed more than 2,000 Palestinians, most of them civilians
New Banksy art is popping up again, this time in the Gaza StripBusiness Insider
Mysterious Graffiti Artist Banksy Illustrates Gaza DebrisABC News
Banksy's surprising message about GazaCNN

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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 7:04 pm

Gaza Tunnel Collapses, Killing Senior Egyptian Officer – ABC News


The Indian Express

Gaza Tunnel Collapses, Killing Senior Egyptian Officer
ABC News
Egyptian security officials say a senior army officer was killed and another was injured when a cross-border smuggling tunnel with the Gaza Strip collapsed after troops went into it to investigate. The officials say the tunnel was discovered on Friday
Report: Egyptian army given green light to strike GazaJNS.org
El-Sissi leading a Churchillian fight against HamasThe Times of Israel

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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 8:01 am

A Gaza Artist Creates 100 Square Feet of Beauty, and She’s Not Budging – New York Times


New York Times

A Gaza Artist Creates 100 Square Feet of Beauty, and She's Not Budging
New York Times
DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — Nidaa Badwan's room is less than 100 square feet, lit by a single window and a bare bulb. She has slathered one wall with aquamarine paint and covered another in a patchwork of colored egg cartons. There is a medium-size …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 2:35 am

Gaza – Yahoo News Search Results

Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war: U.N. envoy

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – A United Nations envoy called on Israel on Tuesday to investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the 2014 Gaza war, and to make the findings public. Makarim Wibisono, a former Indonesian ambassador, issued his first report to the U.N. Human Rights Council since becoming its special rapporteur on …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 7:36 pm

In Gaza, demand grows for a plastic surgeon's services

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – In a smart building in an upscale neighborhood of Gaza City, Salah El-Zanin is seeing a growing number of clients. Trained in Greece, he is the only plastic surgeon in Gaza with European qualifications, and his business is booming. "They may speak different languages, but they all have the same desires and needs about beauty and life." In a conservative …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 6:57 pm

UN peace envoy chides world over lack of Gaza aid

UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry criticised the international community Monday over the failure to deliver aid promised for reconstructing Gaza, on his final trip to the Palestinian territory. Israel and Hamas fought a devastating 50-day war in the besieged coastal enclave last summer which killed more than 2,200 people and left 100,000 Gazans homeless and large swathes of the territory …

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 5:39 pm

Israel says it busted Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said on Monday it has busted an Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring that funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas rebuild its militant infrastructure following last year's war.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 1:42 pm

Gaza: Egypt decision 'benefits Zionist policy'

Hamas rejects Egyptian court ruling declaring the group a terrorist organisation, as Gaza residents turn out to protest.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:56 am

Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others said Egypt is being unreasonable.

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 5:44 pm

Palestinian killed in blast near ruined Gaza airport

A young Palestinian was killed and his brother seriously wounded in an explosion on Saturday near the Gaza Strip's abandoned airport, the health ministry said. "Naji Khaled Abu Sabla, 21, was killed and his brother Akram, 18, seriously wounded in the face and stomach when an unidentified device blew up in the area of the airport" in southern Gaza, said ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra. Israeli …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 4:57 pm

Gaza floods: dispelling the myth about Israeli 'dams'

Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes. For the residents, there was no doubt: Israel was responsible after deliberately opening "a dam" to flood the enclave. People living in Wadi Gaza say flooding happens every year after heavy rain, creating yet …

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 3:37 pm

Banksy leaves his mark in war-ravaged Gaza

World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy has caused a stir in the Gaza Strip, apparently secretly travelling to the Palestinian territory and painting murals on buildings ruined by the latest conflict. The artist, whose chooses to remain anonymous, released an online video entitled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination", that purports to show him travelling to Gaza by commercial flight …

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:48 pm

Six months after war, tempers fray among Gaza homeless

For six months, Gazans left homeless by last year's war have waited patiently to be rehoused. More than 100,000 homes in the Gaza Strip were damaged or destroyed in Israeli bombardment during the 50-day conflict. A similar number of people were displaced, with most taking shelter in schools run by the UN's Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA). Gaza has been under Israeli blockade since 2006, and …

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 12:18 am