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Gaza calls for death penalty

Al-Monitor - ‎5 hours ago‎
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Over the last three years, murders in cases of theft, robbery and physical attack in the Gaza Strip have become common. Money changer Ameen Sharab from Khan Yunis was stabbed to death in a robbery attack on May 30, 2013.

Meet the 12-year-old Gaza IT geek

The Electronic Intifada - ‎5 hours ago‎
Twelve-year-olds across the world like their computers. But few take it to the level of Mohammad Alhaulimy. From a young age, Mohammad has shown a passion for computers, coding and technology, a passion that has been indulged by his family, and which ...
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Gaza 'Spiderboy' seeks to storm Guinness world records

Ynetnews - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Gaza 'Spiderboy' seeks to storm Guinness world records. Mohammed al-Sheikh, who appeared on 'Arabs Got Talent' in Lebanon, has extraordinary acrobatic skills and will likely enter the Guiness Book of Records for the 'most full body revolutions ...

Doctor uses iPad to conduct remote surgery in Gaza

CNN - ‎14 hours ago‎
"I see on my screen the surgical feed that is being captured by the camera in Gaza and I'm able to draw on my screen the incision that needs to be done," says Dr.

Video: Gaza family mourns children who burned to death

Mondoweiss - ‎May 23, 2016‎
On May 7, 2016, fire broke out in the Abu al-Hindi home in Gaza's Shati (Beach) refugee camp. Started by a tipped candle, the flames grew quickly grew out of control.

Why camels mean more than just money to Gaza's Bedouin

Al-Monitor - ‎May 22, 2016‎
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Despite the difficulties that hinder camel breeding in the Gaza Strip, such as the scarcity of green pastures and ongoing urban sprawl, Bedouin families continue to breed camels as part of their heritage.

Shooting 'The Idol' in Gaza was risky business for director

Los Angeles Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
Making a film is never easy, but director Hany Abu-Assad faced challenges and risks that went well beyond the norm when he shot “The Idol” in Gaza. “I had to deal with the Israeli military, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas,” Abu-Assad said of his ...

Twenty families move to Gaza border community

Ynetnews - ‎May 23, 2016‎
After Operation Protective Edge ended in the summer of 2014, Kibbutz Nahal Oz, located only a few hundred yards from Gaza, was surveying the damage.

Watchdog: Israeli Army Failed to Update Its Munitions Supplies After Gaza War

Haaretz - ‎5 hours ago‎
Watchdog: Israeli Army Failed to Update Its Munitions Supplies After Gaza War. State Comptroller also says that, for more than 18 years, the Air Force did not update its purchasing targets 'despite the significant changes that have occurred over the ...
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Israel Demands Names of Soldiers Who Blew Whistle on Gaza 'War Crimes' to Breaking the Silence

Forward - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Israel is trying to force a leading anti-occupation NGO to reveal the identities of the soldiers who testified to it about alleged military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war - a move that the group says will effectively put it out of business ...

A fresh harvest for farmers in Gaza

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 21, 2016‎
After years of restricted access, hundreds of Palestinian farmers in Gaza were able to tend to their lands, up to 100 metres from the border fence.
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Author Alice Walker to visit Gaza

The Denver Post - ‎May 23, 2016‎
CAIRO - Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, who wrote “The Color Purple,” is traveling to Gaza along with other female activists to highlight the devastation of the Israeli offensive on Gaza's residents. “I feel that what is happening in the ...

Ryuichi Hirokawa: From kibbutz to Gaza

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Standing before a photograph he took in 2009 of a Palestinian child in Gaza left speechless after witnessing a shower of human flesh from an Israeli attack on her neighbourhood, Japanese photographer Ryuichi Hirokawa says he decided to become a ...
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Breast cancer is bad enough – imagine enduring it in Gaza

The Guardian - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Twenty-five years ago, during the first intifada, I was working as a volunteer surgeon with Medical Aid for Palestinians in al-Ahli hospital in Gaza when the Madrid peace conference led to the Oslo agreement and the supposed roadmap to peace between ...

Israel lifts Gaza ban on private cement imports

Al-Arabiya - ‎May 22, 2016‎
“In accordance with the security assessment and the understandings reached with the international community, as of today Sunday May 22 the re-entry of cement into Gaza has been approved,” said a statement from the government body responsible for ...

As new Gaza commander comes in, IDF says its finger is on the trigger

The Times of Israel - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Incoming head of the IDF Gaza Division Yehuda Fuchs (left) shakes hands with Southern Command chief Eyal Zamir (center) during a ceremony marking the exit of Brig.

The ever-bleeding Gaza

Middle East Monitor - ‎May 21, 2016‎
I visited Gaza twice after the Oslo Accords and before Hamas began its rule of the Gaza Strip. I had slept there three nights before, and on my second trip, I went from Gaza to Cairo in a hired car. It was once of the most beautiful trips I have been ...
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Gaza unemployment still highest in the world: relief agency

i24news - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip was 41.2 percent in 2016's first quarter, higher than any other economy in the world, according to a situation report published Sunday by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the ...
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Gaza red carpet event 'mirrors Cannes Film Festival'

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The second annual Human Rights Film Festival is underway in Gaza, bringing a measure of glitz and glamour to a city that continues to be under Israeli siege.
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Gaza Strip iOS game isn't a game, says Apple

Wired.co.uk - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Liyla and The Shadows of War is a minimalist, story-driven platformer that sees players avoiding drones, bombs, and other hazards while trying to guide a family to safety through a highly stylized Gaza Strip. Success requires solving puzzles and ...
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