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  1. Gaza's blockade 'undermining' living standards: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Times

    NEW YORK The living conditions of nearly 2 million Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip have been undermined by the enduring Israeli blockade against the enclave, the United Nations humanitarian office reported Friday. The longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have led to steadily deteriorating living standards for Gaza's 1.8 million people since the imposition of the Israeli blockade in June 2007.

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  2. Gaza: UN reports undermining living standards due to blockadeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    The living conditions of nearly 2 million Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip have been undermined by the enduring blockade against the enclave, the United Nations humanitarian office reported on Thursday. The longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have led to steadily deteriorating living standards for Gaza's 1.8 million people since the imposition of the Israeli blockade in June 2007.

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  3. Gaza's Rafah border will reopen, Egyptian official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | UPI

    Wael Attia, Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, said the key to reopening the border permanently is implementation of an agreement made before a unity government of Hamas and PA leaders. Gaza's Interior Ministry has been reinforcing security on the Egypt-Gaza border with sandbags and other protective installations to impose tighter control.

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  4. Israel to start importing produce from GazaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    A Palestinian farmer harvests flowers at his greenhouse in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on December 20, 2014. For the first time since 2007, Israel will begin importing agricultural produce from the Gaza Strip, acceding to ultra-Orthodox demands to supply goods manufactured outside the Jewish State during the shmita , or sabbatical year.

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  5. Gaza: UN humanitarian arm warns that blockade - undermining' living standardsRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | United Nations

    Truckloads of humanitarian aid and commercial goods bottle-necked at Kerem Shalom crossing along the Gaza-Israel border. Photo: IRIN/Erica Silverman 5 March 2015 – The living conditions of nearly 2 million Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip have been undermined by the enduring blockade against the enclave, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today.

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  6. Israel resuming some Gaza produce imports halted in 2007Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

    A Palestinian worker cuts cherry tomatoes off the vine in a greenhouse in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 2, 2011. Image credit, Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters will start buying some fruit and vegetables from the Gaza Strip next week, a partial resumption of imports halted when the Islamist group Hamas took over the Palestinian territory in 2007, Israeli officials said on Thursday.

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  7. As Egypt pulls back from Sinai, threat to Israel said to riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times of Israel

    A picture taken from the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip shows an Egyptian soldier manning a watch tower on the Egyptian side, on October 26, 2014. In a potential game-changer for Israel, Egypt scaled back its military presence in the Sinai Peninsula, redeploying troops from its Gaza border to its western one with Libya in a bid to combat Islamic State fighters.

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  8. Palestine Central Council Needs to be resoluteRead the original story

    Yesterday | Amin

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  9. Gazan Doctor Aims to Rebuild Strip's Only School for Disabled ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Global Voices Online

    Sign of the 'Society for Physically Handicapped People' seen at the remains of the school. Photo by ' Save Gaza Project ' A campaign on IndieGogo is trying to raise funds to rebuild Gaza's only school for disabled children, which was destroyed during Israel's so-called "Operation Protective Edge" last summer .

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  10. UN envoy calls for probe into Gaza civilian deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Times of Israel

    Palestinians inspect the destruction of Farouq Mosque after it was hit in an Israeli airstrike, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014. A United Nations envoy called for an investigation into the civilian deaths during the Israel-Gaza conflict and the implementation of the Gaza reconstruction plan.

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  11. Israel to double water delivery to GazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Times of Israel

    A Palestinian child fills plastic bottles and jerrycans with drinking water from a public tap at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency headquarters in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah, January 28, 2013 Israel will double the annual quantity of water provided to the Gaza Strip in a bid to avert a water crisis in the heavily populated Palestinian territory, an Israeli army official announced on Wednesday. Major General Yoav Mordechai, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, told Palestinian daily al-Quds that Israel has decided to increase the quantity of water supplied to Gaza from 5 to 10 million cubic meters a year following a meeting of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee.

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  12. Gaza crisis resolution key to achieving regional peace: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Newkerala.com

    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 on Monday during his final visit to the war-ravaged enclave. In a statement issued earlier this morning, Serry, whose seven-year mandate is set to expire shortly, said he was encouraged that "some progress" towards the reconstruction of Gaza was being made but still lamented the "overall slow pace" of rebuilding.

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  13. Middle East, 3:42 AMUN Envoy Criticizes World Over Gaza ReconstructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry criticized the international community Monday over the failure to deliver aid promised for reconstructing Gaza, speaking on his final trip to the region and quoted by AFP . Israel and Hamas fought a devastating 50-day war in the coastal enclave last summer which left 100,000 Gazans homeless and large swathes of the territory in ruins.

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  14. UN peace envoy chides world over lack of Gaza aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Times of Israel

    Illustrative photo of a Palestinian man sweeping an area damaged by an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip. UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry criticized the international community Monday over the failure to deliver aid promised for reconstructing Gaza, on his final trip to the Palestinian territory.

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  15. Middle East: UN envoy says resolution of Gaza crisis key to achieving regional peaceRead the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | United Nations

    In a statement issued earlier this morning, Mr. Serry, whose seven-year mandate is set to expire shortly, said he was encouraged that "some progress" towards the reconstruction of Gaza was being made but still lamented the "overall slow pace" of rebuilding. According to a recent UN assessment, as it stands now, over 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Gaza during last summer's 51-day conflict between Israel and local militants.

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  16. Middle East, 12:59 PMIslamic Jihad Mediating between Egypt, HamasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The Islamic Jihad terror group is acting as a mediator between Egypt and Hamas which Cairo courts recently declared a terror organization according to Palestinian reports. A senior delegation of Islamic Jihad leaders headed by the movement's secretary general, Ramadan Shallah, held talks with senior Egyptian officials Saturday, according to the MINA Islamic news agency.

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  17. Israelis suspected of delivering dangerous supplies to HamasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Times of Israel

    A Palestinian policeman stands near trucks loaded with cement that entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 25, 2014. Law enforcement officials have arrested three Israelis suspected of heading a cross-border smuggling ring that transferred thousands of tons of concrete, piping, metals and electronic equipment directly from Israel to the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom border crossing.

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  18. After Egypt court ruling, Gaza uneasyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | NWAonline

    Gaza residents said Sunday that 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.

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  19. Your OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Times-Tribune

    Editor: The speech to Congress scheduled for Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is problematic for many reasons. The invitation was issued without coordination with the White House, thus disrespecting the office of the president.

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  20. Top Hamas general says group prepping for war with IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | The Times of Israel

    Masked members from the Ezzedine al-Qassam carry a model of a rocket during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement creation Hamas, at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90 In a rare public appearance, the head of Hamas's military wing said Sunday that although the terror group was not actively seeking another round of violence with Israel, it has continued to stockpile rockets in anticipation of a future war. Marwan Issa, a top commander for Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, made the comments during a conference organized by a Hamas-linked think tank, his first public appearance in over three years, Ynet reported.

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