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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 0

“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 0

“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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

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 2

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 0

“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 0

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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UK: Parliament To Assess Petition To Arrest Benjamin Netanyahu For War Crime 0

More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during the 50-day Operation Protective Edge which destroyed much of Gaza. Read more.

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PALESTINE: 2020 Gaza Will Be Rendered Unlivable – UN Says

PALESTINE: 2020 Gaza Will Be Rendered Unlivable – UN Says 0

Palestinian refugees who rely entirely on food distribution from UN agency has ballooned from 72,000 in 2000 to 868,000. Read more.

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