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Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Eight months after a ruinous war with Israel, the reconstruction of Gaza has barely begun, and the Islamic militant group Hamas remains entrenched despite expectations that it cede some of its power to West Bank-based...
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Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.The failure to reach...
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Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead...
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Haines exchange student from Gaza wins award

YES program exchange student Haytham, from Gaza and living in Haines, was awarded the 2013 International Education Week winner from Ayusa (Academic Year in the USA) International...
Peace in the Gaza Strip no longer in sight

...10th day of Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, I was zapping between Israeli...days, even as the atrocious events in Gaza continue: escaping the news and taking...optimism. So have I. The latest operation in Gaza was expected and practically inevitable...
Burns named to national Catholic service board

...five years ago and salvaged a hospital. CRS engages in peacebuilding in places like the Central African Republic, Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank, and in Central America is advocating for support for unaccompanied children fleeing their home countries...
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...A bomb exploded in a market in southern Philippines, killing at least 14 people. Militants blew up an Israeli base at the Gaza-Egypt crossing, killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for...
Minister from Gaza sees reason to remain

...the Palestinian Baptist minister and Gaza resident said Friday while visiting Juneau...escalated, 60,000 people commuted daily from Gaza to jobs in Israel. Now, after repeated...the one behind you," he said Living in Gaza isn't easy, but it's a choice Massad...
Libraries house new nonfiction DVDs, including 'Gaza Strip'

...National Geographic's "The Search for Adam." Sound off on the important issues at "Gaza Strip" - In 2001, director James Longley spent three months in Gaza filming a young newspaper vendor and learning how he and his family eke out a life in...
Outside column: Some hard truths about conflict in the Gaza Strip

...the fundamentals - hard truths about Gaza, its Hamas rulers and the wider Israeli-Palestinian...the Jewish state. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 in the hope that the Palestinians...soldier Gilad Shalit, have "occupied" Gaza for the past three years) is but a veiled...


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