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Gazan businessmen to attend conference in Egypt regarding economic situation in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A delegation of Gazan businessmen and civil society personnel are scheduled to travel to Egypt from the Gaza Strip on Sunday, to partake in a conference discussing the current economic situation in the besieged coastal enclave. Osama Kheil, a spokesman for the union of contractors in …

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Israeli authorities ban Muslim call for dawn prayer from 3 mosques in Jerusalem town

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities reportedly banned the Muslim call to dawn prayer from being projected over loudspeakers in three different mosques in the Jerusalem district town of Abu Dis on Friday, according to local sources. Lawyer Bassam Bahr, head of a local committee in Abu Dis, told Ma’an that …

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Diplomacy or armed struggle? Palestinian factions look ahead

File photo of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza City. (Wissam Nassar/Flash90) On October 21 of this year, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Ramadan Shalah gave a speech marking 29 years since the movement’s founding. Shalah’s speech largely resembled those he has given in the past, but the historical and …

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Gaza’s exchange shops come under scrutiny

A Palestinian man changes money at a currency exchange bureau in Gaza City, Gaza, Jan. 30, 2006.  (photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Oct. 26, the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy started the process of establishing an oversight department aimed at overseeing the work of currency exchange …

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