Gaza

Gaza tunnel was for high-profile attack

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 16, 2013

A tunnel leading from under the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, discovered by the IDF last week, was to be used at a future date by Hamas to carry out a terror attack or kidnapping.

The exit point of the 1,800m tunnel is near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha.

According to Israeli intelligence, it was almost certainly excavated by Hamas and took over 18 months to complete.

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Hamas tunnel: a key element in its new strategy

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 14, 2013

A 1,800m tunnel leading from under the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, discovered by the IDF last week, was to be used at a future date by Hamas to carry out a terror attack or kidnapping.

The last 300m of the tunnel end near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. According to Israeli intelligence, it was almost certainly excavated by Hamas and took over 18 months, ending this June, to build.

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BBC admits it was wrong over pro-Israel commentator

By Sandy Rashty, October 8, 2013

The BBC has said it was wrong to hide a commentator’s pro-Israel credentials in reports on the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza last year.

BBC News 24 interviewed Jonathan Sacerdoti four times over two days last November.

During his appearances Mr Sacerdoti supported Israel’s right to defend itself from Gaza rocket attacks.

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The Observer issues correction over Israel chemical weapons slur

By Sandy Rashty, September 9, 2013

The Observer newspaper has issued a correction over a claim that Israel used chemical weapons against people in Gaza.

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Obviously, we are always what we eat

By Elizabeth Luard, August 9, 2013

Food is political – and nowhere are politics more evident that in The Gaza Kitchen, an everyday story of life and cooking in that narrow strip of fertility that separates the desert from the sea, served as a link between Europe and Asia and allowed Damascus to trade with Venice.

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Amnesty urges Hamas to stop Gaza executions

By Marcus Dysch, August 9, 2013

Amnesty International has attacked Hamas’ plans to carry out executions in Gaza following the Muslim festival of Eid.

The charity said the threat facing prisoners sentenced to death was “deeply disturbing”.

Hamas’ Attorney General in Gaza announced plans last week to execute a number of what he said were “convicted criminals” as a “lesson” to other Palestinians.

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Envoy’s Hamas warning

By Marcus Dysch, July 31, 2013

Britain’s ambassador to Israel believes trade restrictions imposed on Gaza have “enriched” Hamas and weakened Israel’s security.

Matthew Gould said he was in “no doubt about Hamas’ lack of readiness to be a partner for peace”, but added that Israeli sanctions on trade to the Palestinian territory were “hurting moderate businessmen” and “ordinary Gazan workers”.

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BBC rules on Gaza complaint

By Marcus Dysch, July 4, 2013

The BBC has partly upheld a complaint that a World Service programme misled listeners about the health of Palestinians in Gaza.

A segment on the Health Check show in October last year looked at the situation facing patients suffering from kidney failure.

It suggested that medical supplies and equipment had been blocked by Israeli authorities, hampering the treatment of the Palestinians.

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Time to ‘clean out’ Gaza, says Lieberman after rocket attack

By Zoe Winograd, June 24, 2013

Former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has said on Israeli radio that “Israel will have to seriously consider the option of conquering all of Gaza and really cleaning it out.”

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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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