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Israeli forces kill 18-year-old Palestinian in Gaza after shooting him in head during protests

Israeli forces kill 18-year-old Palestinian in Gaza after shooting him in head during protests

An 18-year-old Palestinian in Gaza was killed by Israeli forces on Friday after a soldier shot the youth in the head during protests east of al-Bureij refugee camp near the border between the besieged enclave and Israel. Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the youth as Abd al-Rahman Ahmad al-Dabbagh and confirmed the 18-year-old had been shot in the …

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Israel Begins Huge Gaza Barrier Project

Israel Begins Huge Gaza Barrier Project

In what stands to be a massive project, Israel’s Southern Command has begun the construction of a “huge barrier around the Gaza Strip,” which is going to include multiple fences and walls on the surface, as well as underground barriers to try to prevent tunnels being dug. The surface-level fences and walls are said to mirror what Israel built on …

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UN worried about dire situation in Israeli-blockaded Gaza

UN worried about dire situation in Israeli-blockaded Gaza

The UN has expressed concerns about dismal living conditions due to a high jobless rate in the Gaza Strip, which is grappling with a devastating Israeli siege. UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Robert Piper made the remarks during a visit to Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported on …

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Rights group urges Jordan to ease transit for Palestinians from Gaza

Rights group urges Jordan to ease transit for Palestinians from Gaza

Human Rights Watch urged Jordan on Monday to lift recent “restrictions” on transit through its territory of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, but the authorities in Amman denied any policy change. In a letter to Jordanian authorities, HRW’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson said that since August 2015, Palestinians from Gaza have found it “increasingly difficult to get permission …

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Palestinians protest Israel blockade in Gaza

Palestinians protest Israel blockade in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians have staged a demonstration in the Gaza Strip against the near decade-long Israeli blockade of the enclave. People took to the streets on Sunday to express their opposition to the nine-year-long siege of Gaza that has crippled its infrastructure. The protesters were carrying photos of three children who died after their home in the al-Shati refugee camp …

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Gaza’s sole power plant shuts down over fuel shortage

Gaza's sole power plant shuts down over fuel shortage

The only power plant in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip was at a standstill on Tuesday due to an ongoing shortage of fuel caused largely by a dispute over taxes, officials said. The plant has been closed since Saturday night when it ran out of fuel, said Ahmed Abu Al-Amreen, an official in the energy ministry. Parts of the strip have …

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Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

Israeli naval forces on Thursday detained two Palestinian fishermen off the Gazan coast for allegedly heading beyond the designated nine-nautical-mile fishing zone. Amjad al-Sharafi, an official with the fishermen’s union, told Ma’an that Israeli boats detained the fishermen, identified as Iyad Allun and Raed Abu Odeh, off the coast of Khan Younis and left their boat drifting at sea before …

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Israel blocks entry of cement into Gaza

Israel blocks entry of cement into Gaza

Israel on Sunday limited cement deliveries to the occupied Gaza Strip without providing reasoning on the move, Palestinian liaison official Raed Fattouh said. Fattouh, head of the Palestinian commission to coordinate the entry of necessities and goods into the Gaza Strip, said Israeli authorities had “officially and completely” halted cement consignments to Gaza. “The Israeli authorities informed us of their …

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Israel bars Gaza athletes from taking part in West Bank marathon

Israel bars Gaza athletes from taking part in West Bank marathon

Israeli has barred over 100 Palestinian athletes from the besieged Gaza Strip to participate in the fourth annual Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem, in the West Bank, by refusing to issue them permits to exit the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli measure was harshly slammed on Friday by the marathon’s organizer, I’tidal Abdul-Ghani, as “a blatant violation of all international laws and …

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