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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...
Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland

...the forefront of the national agenda. Disillusioned by years of failed negotiations and a controversial withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, most Israelis appear to want to create more distance and separation from their Palestinian neighbors rather than revive...
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American killed in Palestinian attack

...spread to the rest of Jerusalem, as well as the West Bank and Gaza Strip.The idea to install the cameras emerged during separate...funneling money to Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza.___Associated Press writers Pat Eaton-Robb in Hartford...
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For Palestinians, social media is source of news - and anger of some 300 stringers throughout Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. It breaks news so rapidly that it tends to beat out traditional...Facebook walls.About half of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza use the Internet, and among young people, the percentages are...
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Israeli man shot dead after being mistaken for attacker

...The violence was initially confined to Arab areas of east Jerusalem but soon spread deep into Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.The Palestinians say the violence is rooted in frustration at decades of living under Israeli occupation, while Israel...
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Israelis, Palestinians in a panic amid violence

...most sensitive holy site and quickly spread to Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem, across Israel and to the West Bank and Gaza.Israeli leaders say the violence is due to Palestinian incitement. But Palestinians say it is the result of years of Israeli...
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