Gaza

Boy's death sparks anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza

By Anna Sheinman, September 27, 2012

The death of a three-year-old boy in a fire has sparked a rare anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza.

Over 500 protesters in the Bureij refugee camp called for the toppling of the ruling group after the child died when a candle, which had been lit during a power cut, burned down his family’s house, Reuters reported. The fire also caused critical burns to his infant sister.

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How bad is life in Gaza?

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 13, 2012

Although partisan views dominate much of what has been said about the lives of the 1.6 million people in the Gaza Strip, a recent pair of conflicting reports have a degree of truth to them.

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TUC will go to Gaza with PSC

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

An anti-boycott group has criticised the Trades Union Congress’ plans to visit Gaza alongside Palestine Solidarity Campaign members.

Delegates voted unanimously to back a motion for a Gaza trip, moved by Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes at the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday.

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Trade union group asked to send delegation to Gaza

By Marcus Dysch, August 30, 2012

Delegates at the Trades Union Congress will push for an official delegation of British trade unionists to visit Gaza.

Only one motion on Israel and the Palestinians has been tabled for the four-day congress, which begins in Brighton on September 9.

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Teenager says residents should work in the West Bank

By Sandy Rashty, August 22, 2012

A 15 year old girl, who has acted as the first female mayor of a West Bank town since participating in a summer-long youth empowerment programme, said residents should work locally rather than illegally cross the Green Line.

Bashaer Othman took the role two months ago and is reportedly responsible for all decisions, except financial ones, that govern the 9000 resident Allar town.

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Peace activist who rejected Hamas denied entry to UK

By Simon Rocker, June 28, 2012

A peace activist from Gaza who has been denied entry to Britain plans to address a London audience next month —by internet.

Former Palestinian militant Mohammed Abu Muailek used to fire rockets at Israel but renounced violence, leading to his arrest and imprisonment by Hamas.

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Muslim Brotherhood: Israel-Egypt peace treaty will stand

By Jennifer Lipman, June 25, 2012

The newly-elected Egyptian president has vowed to maintain the peace treaty with Israel signed more than 30 years ago.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were celebrating this weekend after the Islamist party's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, was declared the victor in the runoff election.

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Muslim Brotherhood: Israel-Egypt peace treaty will stand

By Jennifer Lipman, June 25, 2012

The newly-elected Egyptian president has vowed to maintain the peace treaty with Israel signed more than 30 years ago.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were celebrating this weekend after the Islamist party's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, was declared the victor in the runoff election.

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Israel ambassador's plea to UN over rocket attacks

By Jessica Elgot, June 22, 2012

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor has urged the Security Council to “raise its voice about the roar of rockets” from Gaza.

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Gaza: five years of Hamas rule

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 14, 2012

To outward appearances, commerce with Gaza is booming. Convoys of lorries carrying a wide variety of food products make their way into the Strip from Israel, 150 truckloads a day, through the Karni crossing. On the roads of northern Sinai, vast loads of cement sacks and building materials are also proceeding, at a slightly slower pace, towards the crossing at Rafah.

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