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UN: Gaza Strip Could Be Uninhabitable By 2020

(Jerusalem Post) – The Gaza Strip may be uninhabitable in five year’s time if the Israeli blockade of the coastal enclave continues and vital infrastructure is further damaged in military conflicts, a United Nations report released Tuesday claims. The report by the United Nations Conference Read More

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Netanyahu and the Settlements

ELI, West Bank (New York Times) — Singing and dancing greeted a triumphant Benjamin Netanyahu when he visited Eli, then a young settlement of 959 residents, shortly after first becoming Israel’s prime minister in 1996. “We will be here permanently forever,” he declared in nearby Ariel that day, promising Read More

World

Europe Seeks Role in Postwar Gaza

JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. The European Read More

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Israel Pulls Troops Out of Gaza

  (BBC) – Israel has withdrawn its troops from the Gaza Strip to “defensive positions” outside the Palestinian territory. It says the main aim of its offensive – to destroy militants’ tunnels – has been achieved. A 72-hour truce – brokered by Egyptian mediators late Read More

Religion

Church a Haven for Muslims in Gaza

The Associated Press Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City’s Greek Orthodox church. St. Porphyrios Church has thrown its doors open to hundreds of displaced Palestinians, some of the more than 140,000 Read More