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Keeping hope alive in the Gaza Strip

Mondoweiss - ‎9 hours ago‎
This is a tall order in the Gaza Strip's crushing conditions. But Dr. Abu Jamei - who lost 28 members of his extended family in a single missile strike during Israel's 2014 military onslaught - is determined to build on the legacy of the late Dr.
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Israel Makes Push for Gaza Strip Recovery

Voice of America - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
For years, Israel tried to erode Hamas' grip on the Gaza Strip. Officials calculated what Gazans needed for survival and let in little else.
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Report: Aid Workers in Gaza Strip Stymied by Israel

Haaretz - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Dozens of social service organizations in the Gaza Strip say restrictions Israel places on their freedom of movement make it difficult for them to assist people in the Strip.
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Fishing radius in Gaza Strip expanded to 9 miles

Middle East Monitor - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Israeli authorities officially yesterday announced their decision to expand the Gaza Strip's fishing radius to nine miles from the current six.

Sharp increase in number of marriages in Gaza Strip - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Ramallah: Despite the sharp deterioration in economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, the number of marriages there increased in 2015 by 4,650 (28.8 per cent) making the largest annual increase since the Sharia courts were set up in the coastal enclave ...
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Hamas Denies Report That Gaza Tunnel-builder Is in Israeli Hands

Haaretz - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The denial comes on the heels of publication of the report this week that Israel uncovered a tunnel built by Hamas and leading from the Gaza Strip into southwestern Israel, some two weeks ago. According to Hamas, the man in question is actually a ...

Syrian refugees in Gaza join call for change in Syria

The Arab Daily News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Syrians who live in the Gaza Strip after fleeing their war-hit country hold placards during a rally against Syrian government shelling on the northern city of Aleppo, on May 2, 2016, in Gaza City.

Israeli forces impose military cordon on West Bank, Gaza Strip

Petra News Agency - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Ramallah, April 28 (Petra) -- Israeli occupation soldiers Wednesday midnight imposed a strict military cordon on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on the occasion of the Jewish Holiday of Passover . Israeli radio early Thursday announced that according ...

Federation of Trade Unions: Poverty rates hit 70% in the Gaza Strip

Al-Resalah - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
GAZA CITY ( -- Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) in Gaza reported that 213,000 Palestinians have been reported unemployed, confirming that poverty rates have hit 70% in the Gaza Strip. "The Palestinian laborers are celebrating the ...

Israel Charges Hamas Militant From Gaza With Numerous Security Offenses

Haaretz - ‎May 1, 2016‎
In 2014, according to the indictment, Abu Sanima invested $7,000 in a smuggling tunnel between the Gaza Strip and Egypt at Rafah, allowing the underground passageway to be extended from 500 meters to 1.5 kilometers in length.

Aid poured into fixing mosques while Gazans live in tents

Al-Monitor - ‎12 hours ago‎
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Every time Israel wages war on Gaza, it targets mosques under the justification that the Palestinian resistance uses their basements to store weapons.

Gaza needs new housing, but where will it build?

Al-Monitor - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Faced with rapid population growth and a dwindling area for housing in the Gaza Strip's urban centers, the Hamas government has been subsidizing housing investments and building housing projects in al-muharrarat, the former ...

Gazans march for rights, dignity

Alternative Information Center (AIC) (blog) - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Hundreds of Palestinians, many of them unemployed, marched for their rights and dignity on May Day in the Gaza Strip. Marchers aimed to raise awareness of the wretched conditions of workers - and those without employment - in the coastal enclave.

Dutch delegation visits Gaza Chamber of Commerce

Middle East Monitor - ‎15 hours ago‎
The head of Gaza Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Walid Al-Husari briefed the delegation about the economic crisis plaguing the Gaza Strip, as a result of the ongoing Israeli siege and repeated military attacks, as well as the stalled reconstruction ...

Gaza official warns social media causes divorce

The Times of Israel - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
“Scores of divorce cases have been registered in (the) Gaza Strip for misusing and overusing Facebook and other social networks by either the man or the woman,” Al Jojo said, according to Gulf News.

ACT Alliance Alert: Gaza and West Bank Post War Ongoing Crises

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The plight of Palestinians continues, the combination of the three recent wars in the last 6 years, insecurity, political instability, political divisions, tight blockade, economic hardships and increasing poverty in the Gaza Strip continues to have a ...
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Israel opens new crossing from Jerusalem into West Bank

The Times of Israel - ‎3 hours ago‎
Also Monday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon announced the reopening of one of the main crossing points into the Gaza Strip, which has been closed for at least eight years. He did not, however, provide a date for the reopening of the Erez crossing in ...

Unemployment among Palestinians reachs 26%, 2015

Palestine News Network - ‎21 hours ago‎
PCBS estimates some 336,000 are unemployed in the occupied West Bank, while 193,000 are currently unemployed in the Gaza Strip. PCBS added that, “The number of wage employees in Palestine amounted to 659.000, of whom 338.000 employed in the ...

Hamas hate rally glorifies exploded bus

Ynetnews - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
At demonstration with Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza Strip, thousands cheered the military wing of Hamas; 'We emphasize with blood, fire and rifle that nobody has the right to stand before the intifada and its people.