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3 min ago | KSWO
16, 2014 photo, Firas Abu Toaimeh, 26, holds a picture of his brother Mohammed Abu Toaimeh, 22, as he stands in his damaged bedroom in town of Abasan in the southern Gaza Strip. ABASSAN, Gaza Strip - The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars.
3 min ago | The Washington Post
In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Palestinian Ahlam Abu Toaimeh, 47, holds a picture of her son Mohammed Abu Toaimeh, 22, as she speaks to an Associated Press reporter at her house in the town of Abasan, in the southern Gaza Strip.
2 hrs ago | Ma'an News Agency
There have been no changes to restrictions on Gaza's crossings since a ceasefire agreement went into effect at the end of August, a Palestinian official said Wednesday. Maher al-Tabba, director of public and media relations at Gaza's chamber of commerce, said the Kerem Shalom operates with the same restrictions as before Israel's military offensive in Gaza.
3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
From left; Former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, former US president Bill Clinton, and the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn.. Israelis believe their global standing is dependent on peace with the Palestinians and that the US is the country's most important ally, according to a new study to be released Wednesday morning by the Ramat Gan think tank Mitvim The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.
7 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News
Edmund Burke wrote that "people will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors". And although the 2014 war in Gaza is or was, depending on whether the ceasefire holds - a modern war, that is the case only with respect to technology and perhaps the large number of people in the immediate area of hostilities.
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
For five days during Israel's recent assault on Gaza, 16-year old Ahmad Abu-Raida says he was held by Israeli soldiers as a human shield. Repeatedly beaten by the unit that seized him, the youngster describes being forced at gunpoint to enter deserted homes, which could have been booby-trapped, to search for Hamas tunnels.
After a bloody summer of international crises, world leaders will descend on New York City starting Tuesday afternoon to kick off the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. ISIS militants and their violent rise to power will loom large for many heads of state - along with conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip.
Illustrative photo of a rocket fired from Gaza City towards Israel, Saturday, August 9, 2014. A mortar shell was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Tuesday evening, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed, the first since a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas went into effect on August 26. The Code Red rocket warning siren did not sound, and the IDF said it was searching for the impact point that was believed to be somewhere near the border fence in the Eshkol Regional Council.
Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state.
People prepare to disembark from a boat at the Brindisi harbor, southern Italy, following rescue operations of immigrants off the coasts of Sicily on September 15, 2014. GAZA CITY, Palestine: Dozens of Gazans are suspected to be among 500 migrants feared dead in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean last week, a Palestinian official said Tuesday.
As Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas made the somewhat outlandish claim that his Fatah lost 17 times more members than Hamas in the recent Operation Protective Edge, Fatah praised one of its Gaza rocket commanders in a special video. while 861 Martyrs fell from Fatah ," emphasizing that "Israel is responsible and it is the one attacking our people in the Gaza Strip," reports the official PA news agency WAFA as translated by In a video on the official Fatah Facebook page two weeks ago, Abbas's faction praised its rocket commander Mohammed 'Al-Za'anin' of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.
Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.
A Palestinian family walks on August 27, 2014, past the collapsed remains of a building in Shejaiya that was destroyed in fighting between Hamas and Israel. A new UN report calls for the the Palestinian unity government to assume control of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the fighting in the coastal region over the summer.
During Israel's recent war with Hamas, which took place at the same time as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham was conducing its barbaric campaign in Mesopotamia and the Levant, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hoped to score a few points with Americans and other Westerners by equating the Palestinian Islamist movement ruling the Gaza Strip with the radical Sunni forces leading a Caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But if the communist regimes and movements didn't constitute a monolithic bloc during the Cold War, the West isn't facing a unified Islamist force today.
Three Palestinian survivors of the sinking of a ship near Malta arrived safely in the country after Panamanian trade ships aided in their rescue, Palestine's ambassador in Malta said. Jubran Tawil said in a statement that a Maltese helicopter transported the three survivors in addition to several bodies.
In what may establish a groundbreaking legal precedence, the United States Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear the case of American biologist Alan Bauer, who filed suit in 2011 in the Federal court in Manhattan seeking to impound 14 vessels which were outfitted to be used in the 2010 Mavi Marmara Flotilla - which set off from Turkey in order to break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip - on the grounds that the funding for the ships was raised illegally in the United States. explained that "when the US Chief Prosecutor refused to pursue the matter on his own, I decided to invoke my right as an American citizen to seize the flotilla."
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:05 pm
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