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War and poverty drive Gazans to seek better life in Europe despite dangers

29 Aug 2019

GAZA Shaban Khalaf's advice to any other Gazans thinking of heading to Europe in search of a better life, as he did, is blunt: don't bother - it's not worth the danger and the expense.

Explosions hit Gaza police checkpoints, three dead - officials

28 Aug 2019

GAZA Explosions hit two police checkpoints in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three officers and wounding several other Palestinians, the Hamas-run interior ministry said, declaring a state of emergency after the blasts.

U.N. Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations as funding slips

27 Aug 2019

GAZA The head of a U.N. agency supporting Palestinian refugees, which is under an investigation over suspected internal misconduct, said on Tuesday it still needed $150 million in donations to keep it operating until the end of this year.

Qatari envoy says Israel, Hamas committed to truce despite violence

24 Aug 2019

GAZA Israel and the Islamist group Hamas have no desire to go to war despite an uptick in violence, the Qatari envoy who helped mediate a truce between the sides along the volatile Gaza border, said on Saturday.

From checkpoint to counterpoint: on tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

22 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM Most international musicians would baulk at the notion of a two-day journey to final rehearsals past military checkpoints on alert for weapons smugglers - but for 19-year-old viola player Ibrahim Masri it's an occupational hazard.

Gazans too poor to afford sheep for Eid sacrifice under blockade, Israel cash row

08 Aug 2019

GAZA Ali usually marks the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha with his family in the Gaza Strip by sacrificing a sheep, a customary annual ritual for those who can spare the cost.

Israeli troops mistakenly kill Hamas operative on Gaza border

11 Jul 2019

GAZA Israeli soldiers mistakenly shot a Hamas operative on Thursday who had been trying to prevent Palestinians from approaching the Israel-Gaza border, the Israeli military said.

Palestinians reject economic solutions from 'punitive' U.S.

26 Jun 2019

RAMALLAH/GAZA Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to demonstrate against a U.S. economic peace plan.

Palestinians reject economic solutions from 'punitive' U.S.

26 Jun 2019

RAMALLAH/GAZA Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to demonstrate against a U.S. economic peace plan.

Palestinians rally against Kushner's economic peace plan

24 Jun 2019

GAZA/RAMALLAH Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain. | Video

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