Gaza

Gaza tunnels used to smuggle KFC

May 23, 2013

Palestinians have started smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into Gaza, Haaretz has reported.

Yamama, a Gaza-based delivery service, employs motorcycle couriers to pick the chicken up from the border tunnels and deliver it to customers. The meals are made at KFC outlets in cities around the Sinai Peninsula.

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Hamas not sourcing missiles

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 10, 2013

Israeli intelligence has found no evidence that Hamas is rebuilding the missile-firing capabilities damaged during Operation Pillar of Defence five months ago.

Hamas is instead focusing on its attempts to solidify political control of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian movement.

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West Bank stabbing, pinpoint strike in Gaza but ‘no escalation’

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 2, 2013

Evyatar Borovsky, an actor and security guard from the settlement of Yitzhar, who was stabbed to death on Tuesday, was the first Israeli killed in a terror attack in the West Bank in nearly two years.

Hours later, Israel carried out the first “targeted killing” of a terror operative in Gaza in five months.

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Senior Salafist terrorist killed in Israeli air strike

By Zoe Winograd, April 30, 2013

A senior Salafist terrorist has been killed in Gaza.

An Israeli Air Force strike killed 29-year-old Hitam al-Mahsal near a Hamas training base on Tuesday morning. Reportedly, Mahsal was responsible for the rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula on April 17.

Mahsal was deemed an “explosives expert” by the IDF.

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It’s boom not bombs in Gaza for Channel 4 documentary

By Jennifer Lipman, April 25, 2013

The presenter of a Channel Four documentary about Gaza has said that the local population would not recognise the portrayal of the area in much of the UK media as war-torn.

Seyi Rhodes travelled to the Gaza Strip in February to film an episode of Unreported World, which airs tonight.

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BBC Gaza reporting ‘misleads’

By Anna Sheinman, April 4, 2013

Media organisations including the BBC and Reuters have published articles that might mislead readers into thinking that current tensions between Gaza and Israel were started by the Jewish state, a pro-Israel group has argued.

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Israel hit by second round of Gaza rockets

By Anna Sheinman, April 3, 2013

More rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel this morning after Israel launched an air strike on Gaza on Tuesday in response to a Hamas mortar attack.

Sirens sounded in Sderot at 7.33am this morning and two rockets exploded. They hit open ground and no one was hurt, Ynet reported.

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BBC backs down over Gaza Surf Club article

By Anna Sheinman, March 28, 2013

The BBC has accepted that statements made on their website about freedom of trade and movement in Gaza do not “accurately reflect the current situation” and have now amended them.

The changes were made to an article accompanying a BBC Radio 4 programme The Gaza Surf Club, broadcast in November last year.

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Palestinian rocket may have killed family of BBC journalist, says UN report

By Sandy Rashty, March 12, 2013

A United Nations report yesterday announced that a misfired Palestinian rocket may have killed family members of a BBC journalist during the Israel-Gaza conflict last November.

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Gaza marathon cancelled over Hamas ban on women

By Jennifer Lipman, March 5, 2013

The UN Relief and Works Agency has called off the Gaza marathon because the Hamas authorities have refused to allow women to join the race.

The third Gaza marathon was due to take place next month, but will not go ahead because "the authorities in Gaza… have insisted that no women should participate".

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