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Israel strikes in Gaza Strip in response to rocket attack

The Times of Israel - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Reports suggested the rocket hit an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council bordering the Gaza Strip. Israel has seen sporadic fire from the Gaza Strip, usually claimed by small Salafi groups engaged in a power struggle with Hamas. Tensions ...
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Israel's Next War in Gaza Is Becoming a Self-fulfilling Prophecy

Haaretz - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The main concern following Ya'alon's resignation two weeks ago is the loss of a sober voice at the defense helm. But due to the tension between the sides and the worsening economic situation in the Gaza Strip, perhaps Israel should discuss steps of the ...

Apple, Arbiters Of Art, Say Game About Surviving The Gaza Strip Isn't A Game, Even Though It Is

Techdirt - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Search for stories about Apple's App Store in the Techdirt archives and you will quickly notice a theme. That theme is that Apple routinely appoints itself as the arbiter of artistic quality and morality when it comes to content within the app store ...
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The Gaza Strip-set 'The Idol' is uneven but charmingly earnest

Los Angeles Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
There's an irresistible pull to the story of Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian wedding singer who made his way from a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip to the TV screens of tens of millions of fans. The same can be said of “The Idol,” an uneven but ...

Israeli Warplanes Bomb Besieged Gaza Strip

Tasnim News Agency (press release) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
According to Palestinian media reports, the airstrikes hit an area west of Rafah and the Nuseirat refugee camp located in the southern and central Gaza Strip respectively, Press TV reported. No casualties have yet been reported in the Thursday morning ...
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WHO singles out Israel for probe into health rights abuses

The Times of Israel - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A Palestinian woman from the Gaza Strip injured during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza is treated at the Saint Joseph hospital in East Jerusalem on July 30, 2014.
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Gaza Strip iOS game isn't a game, says Apple - ‎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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As Hamas Tunnels Back Into Israel, Palestinians Are Afraid, Too

New York Times - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Salma Najjar outside a makeshift shelter on the rubble of her home in Khuzaa in the Gaza Strip in October 2014, after the war between Israel and Hamas.
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Apple reconsiders stance about Gaza Strip App Store game

Digital Spy - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Palestinian developer Rasheed Abueideh's indie game about life on the Gaza Strip was initially rejected from the gaming category by Apple.

Star-crossed lovers of the Gaza Strip

CCTV - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers are now playing out their 'misadventured piteous overthrows' in Palestine's Gaza Strip, not just Verona. And, instead of Romeo and Juliet, their names are Youssef and Soha. Noor Harazeen examines how this local version ...

Suicides on the rise in besieged Gaza Strip - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Ramallah: Independent Commission for Human Right's (ICHR) figures show six suicides in Gaza since the beginning of this year whereas five Gazans took their lives in the entire 2015.

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.

Boy from Gaza Strip receives life-altering surgery in Shreveport

Shreveport Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A 5-year-old Gazan boy received a life-changing miracle in Shreveport last month. On April 18, Farid Sallout underwent a 14-hour craniofacial surgery at Willis-Knighton South.

Will opening of Israeli crossing help Gaza's economy?

Al-Monitor - ‎May 18, 2016‎
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon announced on May 3 that Israel would reopen the Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing in northeastern Gaza, after eight years of closure, to allow the entry of goods.

Apple Orders Game About Gaza Strip To Be Removed From 'Games' App Section

CGMagazine - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Apple has told Palestinian indie game developer Rasheed Abueideh his game Liyla and The Shadows of War is “not appropriate in the Games category” and must be removed from it, according to a tweet from Abueideh.

Harvard to host Gaza Strip talk

Wicked Local Lancaster - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Dr. Nancy Murray will present “Eyewitness Gaza: Keeping Hope Alive” at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Building, 7 Elm St., Harvard.

In Gaza, using agriculture to grow the economy

The Times of Israel - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The major issue with making Gazan agriculture more profitable is getting it out of the Strip and into Israeli, West Bank, and international markets.

Hamas Seeks to Re-introduce Death Penalty for Murder

The Media Line - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Palestinian families of those killed in violence in the Gaza Strip, protest outside a conference being held on the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, in Gaza City, on October 9, 2013.
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May 31 declared as world solidarity day with Gaza

Palestine News Network - ‎10 hours ago‎
In a press statement on Saturday, Dr. Issam Yousuf, head of the world popular committee for the support of Gaza, called for massive action to end the Israeli siege on Gaza Strip. He asked the international community to protect the women boats heading ...
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Israel's State Comptroller Fights Petty Crimes, Not War Crimes

Haaretz - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Take for example one of the few crimes for which an Israeli soldier was charged during the 2008-09 Gaza war: stealing a credit card from a Palestinian.