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  1. Bottled up Palestinians cruise the Med with plastic bottle boatRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Al Bawaba

    For three months the five friends shaped and welded scrap metal to form a rigid frame before fitting it out with nearly 1,000 green plastic bottles. With little to do and nowhere to go , five Palestinians stuck in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip came up with a plan: make a boat out of recycled plastic bottles.

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  2. Gaza calls for reopening of Rafah crossing, marking 100 days of closureRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Al Bawaba

    It added that this has been the longest closure of the crossing since 2009, calling on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the residents have registered to get out of the blockaded territory from the crossing for medical and other needs since July of 2013, according to Gaza's border crossings authority. Since October of last year, Egyptian authorities have been working to create a buffer zone in the border area between Sinai and the The zone is created with the aim of curbing militant activities in the parched Egyptian peninsula, according to Egyptian authorities.

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  3. Egypt has been more effective against Gazan smuggling tunnels than Israel's military operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Jewish Press

    This week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a new law, according to which anyone who digs a tunnel along Egypt's borders would face life imprisonment. The tough measures he has taken along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip have proven to be even more effective than Israel's military operations against the smuggling tunnels.

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  4. Middle EastEgypt Continues to Destroy Tunnels Along the Gaza BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The Egyptian army has destroyed 69 tunnels along the border with Gaza since March 28, an Egyptian army spokesman said Saturday, according to the Ma'an news agency. The spokesman, Muhammad Samir, said that Egyptian border forces stationed in the Egyptian side of Rafah had discovered and destroyed the tunnels in coordination with army engineers.

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  5. UNRWA Gaza office targeted in 2 explosionsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Palestinians receive aid at a United Nations distribution center in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014 Two explosions targeted the offices of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA in Gaza City on Saturday night. There were no casualties in the blasts, according to UNRWA and Gaza security officials.

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  6. Destruction of Tunnel Smuggling Driving Gaza Drug Addicts CrazyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Jewish Press

    Thousands of Gaza Arabs, including young teenagers, are going out of their minds because Egypt's destruction of smuggling tunnels has left them without an addictive painkiller. The London Times reported.

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  7. Divestment and EgyptRead the original story

    Thursday | The Daily Princetonian

    An Egyptian-American activist, Mohamed Soltan, was recently sentenced to life in prison by an Egyptian court. His sin? Participating in a sit-in in protest of the 2013 ousting of Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt in over thirty years, by a violent military coup that left thousands dead.

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  8. Sisi has only himself to blame for the collapse of SinaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Hill

    Since 2011, the Sinai Peninsula has emerged as an increasingly lawless and dangerous corner of Egypt. An insurgency has grown in ferocity since the overthrow on Hosni Mubarak in 2011, and has further intensified after the coup that overthrew President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

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  9. IDF probe finds soldiers were unprepared for Gaza 'Black Friday' battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Times of Israel

    Israelis gather outside the Goldin home in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba on August 2, 2014 to show support for the family of Lt. Hadar Goldin, who was killed in Gaza on Friday morning, August 1 An IDF commander said Tuesday that soldiers were unprepared for the intense fighting that ensued after a fragile ceasefire broke between Israel and Hamas during the 50-day war last summer.

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  10. IDF's Gaza probe reveals Hamas outsmarted forces in RafahRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Ynetnews

    A grim picture of IDF conduct during Operation Protective Edge emerged when new details were released Tuesday from an internal military investigation into the "Black Friday" incident in Rafah during Israel's summer war in Gaza. Three soldiers were killed in the incident and the body of one of them, Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin , was taken by Hamas.

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  11. Details of probe into kidnapping of IDF soldier during Gaza war leakedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Jerusalem Post

    Givati Brigade commander says forces entered an unsecured area after cease-fire had taken effect, leading to kidnapping; IDF believes force used after kidnapping was proportionate. IDF military commanders have concluded a preliminary investigation into the incident that has become known as "Black Friday" in Rafah, the morning during last summer's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in which a Givati Brigade unit working to unearth tunnels in the southern Gaza city was attacked despite a humanitarian cease-fire being in effect and the late Lt.

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  12. IDF says 41 Palestinians killed on Rafah's 'Black Friday'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Times of Israel

    View of Rafah on August 2, 2014, one day after the abduction and death of Lt. Hadar Goldin.

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  13. Palestinian man shot while crossing into Egypt through tunnel.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Jerusalem Post

    Egyptian security forces opened fire on a Palestinian man on the Gaza border Tuesday, wounding him on his left shoulder. According to Egyptian security sources, the man was shot as he emerged from a tunnel leading into Egypt.

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  14. Egypt soldier killed a day after deadly Sinai blastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Daily Star

    CAIRO: Separate militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed one soldier and wounded another Monday, a day after jihadis loyal to ISIS killed 14 people in twin bombings. Security officials said gunmen shot dead a soldier at a checkpoint in the Rafah area on the border with the Islamist-run Gaza Strip Palestinian enclave.

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  15. Egypt to sentence Gaza smugglers to life in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Times of Israel

    Illustrative photo of a Palestinian smuggler in a tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 4, 2012 A new amendment to Egypt's penal code would sentence offenders convicted of digging and using cross-border tunnels connecting the country to the Gaza Strip to terms of up to life in prison, the Egyptian news agency MENA reported Sunday. The amendment, one of several passed by presidential decree, seeks to curtail the problem of tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, which have been used to smuggle contraband crucial for the Hamas rule in the Palestinian territory, as well as weapons and terror activists.

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  16. Egypt bomb attack leaves 13 deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Cyprus Weekly

    Two separate bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens,in the latest wave of violence in a region hit by an Islamist insurgency. Egypt's military said a roadside bomb detonated by militants killed six soldiers and wounded two others in an attack on an armoured military vehicle in the town of Sheikh Zuweid.

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  17. Egypt: Life sentence for those digging or using smuggling tunnelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Jerusalem Post

    People who dig and use cross-border tunnels in Egypt could face a maximum penalty of life in jail, state news agency MENA said on Sunday, citing amendments to the penal code targeting activity in the frontier area near the Gaza Strip. Egypt declared a state of emergency in the border area last year after at least 33 security personnel were killed in attacks in the Sinai Peninsula, a remote but strategic region bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.

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  18. Hamas Readies Its Next War on IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Real Clear Politics

    Since last summer's war, things have been quiet along the Israel-Gaza border. But the calm is deceiving.

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  19. 12 killed in IS bombings in Egypt's SinaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | The Nation

    Two bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday killed at least 12 people, including six soldiers and five policemen, officials said. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has pledged allegiance to the extremist Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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  20. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Debka

    President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi was spurred Sunday, April 12, to make a clean sweep of his top military intelligence, navy and Second Field Army command by another two deadly attacks in northern Sinai by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the lslamic State's local branch. They claimed 13 deaths, seven of them Egyptian troops, including two officers, and injured more than 50. The Sinai terrorists have played havoc with Sinai security since pledging loyalty to and gained support from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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