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Israel army launches large-scale attack on Gaza

11:09pm BST Israel and Hamas have agreed to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, according to a spokesman for Hamas. “With Egyptian and United Nations efforts it has been agreed to return to the era of calm between [Israel] and Palestinian factions,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Reuters. Egyptian security …

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Israeli gunboats intercept freedom boat departing Gaza to break blockade

Israeli army gunboats Tuesday intercepted a boat carrying Palestinians who attempted to break the 11-year-blockade of the Gaza strip. According to participants, the boat was headed to Limassol, Cyprus, and was part of a small flotilla comprised of three boats in total. The two other boats did not breach the …

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Palestinians call to save their homes from Israeli demolition orders

Palestinian families in the village of Aqaba, north of the West Bank, on Sunday called on Palestinian human rights organizations and the government to save their homes from the Israeli demolition orders. The Israeli authorities have recently issued orders to demolish the homes of 20 families in the village of …

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Gaza boats will attempt to break Israel Navy siege on Tuesday

The Gaza Strip will set off a flotilla of ships on Tuesday in a bid to break the 12-year-long Israeli blockade on the Palestinian territory. “This trip will carry the hopes and dreams of the Palestinian people for freedom,” Salah Abdul-Ati, a member of a Palestinian committee tasked with breaking …

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Human Rights Watch praises repeal of articles against women in Palestinian law

The international rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), praised on Thursday the Palestinian Authority’s recent repeal of what it said were “certain discriminatory provisions against women” in Palestinian law, describing the act as “a good first step toward what should be the repeal of a series of such measures.”

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Israel settlers flood Palestinian farmland with sewage

Israeli Jewish settlers flooded Palestinian farmland with sewage in Beit Amer neighbourhood on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Hebron, the Safa news agency reported yesterday. Activist Yousef Abu-Maria told Safa that the settlers from the illegal Jewish-only settlement of Etzion channelled wastewater on to the Palestinian farmlands. …

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PA signs deal to settle debts to Israel electricity firm

Palestinian electricity supplier PETL in Ramallah has reached an historic deal to settle the Palestinian Authority’s debts to the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), Israeli economic outlet the Globe revealed yesterday. Nearly one billion shekels ($277 million) is owed by the PA to the IEC with the deal setting out a timeframe …

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Determining humanitarian relief at the expense of Palestinian political rights

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing a $300 million financial deficit which, according to the organisaiton’s spokesman in Gaza, Adnan Abu Hasna, may jeopardise services to Palestinian refugees after August this year. Israel and the US have lobbied tirelessly …

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