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ISRAEL POLITICS: 50% of Gaza Patients Exit Permits Delayed By Israel: WHO

ISRAEL POLITICS: 50% of Gaza Patients Exit Permits Delayed By Israel: WHO

“There must be a drastic change in Israeli policy toward the exit of patients and toward Gaza in general. The fact that patients sometimes don’t get answers for months is cruel and the weakest population pays the price,” Ran Goldstein, the director of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” Robert Piper, U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development for Gaza Strip, West Bank.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

“No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people,” said Fatah Deputy Chief Mahmoud al-Aloul. “Unfortunately this joy is taking place in the West Bank alone because Hamas is preventing the people from practising this right in Gaza.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Biography

PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Biography

Ismail Haniyeh was born 29 January 1963. He rose within Hamas as associate of its spiritual leader, the late Sheikh Ahmad Yassin. Ismail Haniyeh Biography.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief

PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief

Palestinian movement Hamas elected Ismail Haniyeh to lead its political office on Saturday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Reuters in Gaza.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

Hamas has fought three wars with Israel since 2007 and has carried out hundreds of armed attacks in Israel and in Israeli-occupied territories since it was founded three decades ago.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

Palestine, Gaza: “We have received no financial support from anyone. I buy the balls and I make the bats,” coach, Mahmoud Tafesh said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Watchdog Scolds Netanyahu Over Handling of 2014 Gaza War

ISRAEL POLITICS: Watchdog Scolds Netanyahu Over Handling of 2014 Gaza War

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was criticized on Tuesday by Israel’s main government watchdog over what it said was a lack of preparation and cabinet consultation over a network of Hamas tunnels that confounded the military in the 2014 Gaza war.

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UK POLITICS: BBC Impartiality Questioned Over Map of Israel Which Erased Gaza

UK POLITICS: BBC Impartiality Questioned Over Map of Israel Which Erased Gaza

BBC has come under fire for using a map that depicted Jerusalem as a part of Israel, the West Bank annexed to Jordan, and the Gaza Strip erased altogether.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Proposes 500 New Settlement Homes Near Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Proposes 500 New Settlement Homes Near Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s municipality has proposed building 500 more housing units in an area of the city annexed by Israel after the 1967 Middle East war.

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PALESTINE: Next Gaza War Will Be The ‘Last’ – Avigdor Lieberman

PALESTINE: Next Gaza War Will Be The ‘Last’ – Avigdor Lieberman

Avigdor Lieberman said next war would be “their last. I would emphasize again: It will be their last confrontation because we will completely destroy them.”

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PALESTINE: Abbas Takes Center Stage In Local Palestinian elections

PALESTINE: Abbas Takes Center Stage In Local Palestinian elections

Palestinian Authority (PA), which governs the Israeli-occupied West Bank, announced that it  would postpone the municipal elections for up to four months.

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ISRAEL: Trump To Netanyahu: Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

ISRAEL: Trump To Netanyahu: Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

During the meeting, Trump told Netanyahu under his administration, United States would “recognize Jerusalem as undivided capital of the State of Israel.”

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PALESTINE: High Judicial Council Cancels Local Elections

PALESTINE: High Judicial Council Cancels Local Elections

“Elections can’t take place in one place and not the other,” the presiding judge of the Ramallah court said in his ruling.

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ISRAEL: Haneen Zoabi To Attend Women’s Flotilla To Gaza Strip

ISRAEL: Haneen Zoabi To Attend Women’s Flotilla To Gaza Strip

The flotilla will include women activists of various leftist organizations, and European female parliamentarians may join them.

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PALESTINE: Gaza Children Forced To Work Because Of War, Poverty

Nearly half the enclave’s 1.9 million inhabitants live under the poverty line, with 80 percent surviving on humanitarian aid.

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PALESTINE: Hamas Calls Egypt To Stop Pumping Salty Water Along Gaza Strip Border

“The move represents a major threat to groundwater and a large number of houses on the Palestinian side of the borders,” said Abu Zuhri, adding that Hamas.

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IRAN: Tehran Pays Billions Of Dollars Salaries To Terrorists

IRAN: Tehran Pays Billions Of Dollars Salaries To Terrorists

Iran is sending billions of dollars to fill the pockets of terrorist fighters across Middle East, including Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Read more.

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