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Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.

Qatari envoy says both Israel and Gaza militants want calm

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy said Monday that both Israel and Gaza militants want to contain cross-border violence that has flared in recent days, as he detailed a new emergency fund to aid the blockaded territory.

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave. The explosion earlier Saturday, which left two of the IsraeliShow More Summary

The Palestinians bear sole responsibility for the suffering in Gaza

To the editor: That conditions in the Gaza Strip have devolved into a critical state over the last 10 years is hardly surprising. (“Life in the Gaza Strip — a cauldron of deficit, despair and desperation,” Feb. 8) Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in 2005, leaving behind a thriving greenhouse...

The Merkava Tank: How Israel Plans to Crush Any Army, Anytime

Trophy is combat proven, having saved several Merkava IV tanks (and their crews) from antitank weapons fielded by Hamas in 2014’s Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip. Israeli tankers are also set this year to experiment withShow More Summary

'54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits

Rights groups say Israel responsible for more than 50 deaths in besieged Gaza Strip in 2017 for lack of medical permits.

If the situation in Gaza doesn't improve, desperate Palestinians will have one place to go: Israel

To the editor: The economic and living conditions in the Gaza Strip have reached their lowest point since I've been alive — and I’ve lived most of my life in Gaza. (“Neither Israel nor Hamas wants another war in Gaza. That might not be enough to stop one,” Feb. 7) There seems to be a consensus...

Egypt closes Gaza border due to anti-jihadist operation

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Egypt on Friday closed its border with the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said, after Cairo launched a major operation against jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula. The head of Hamas, the Islamist group which runs Gaza, was however permitted to travel to Cairo for talks before the border was closed a day earlier than planned. Show More Summary

Life in the Gaza Strip — a cauldron of deficit, despair and desperation

Deficit and desperation define life these days in the Gaza Strip. Residents make do with four hours of electricity a day. Most people don't have access to clean water because the supply system is contaminated with sewage. Breakfast for some schoolchildren is a cup of hot water flavored with a dash...

Neither Israel nor Hamas wants another war in Gaza. That might not be enough to stop one

If one thing unites Israel and its Islamist archenemy Hamas, the militia that governs the Gaza Strip, it is the prospect of tens of thousands of angry Palestinians demonstrating at the fence that marks the border between the two. For Hamas, this would symbolize loss of control over a territory...

Truck protest closes Gaza border crossing

Dozens of truck drivers prevented goods from entering the Gaza Strip from Israel on Tuesday in a day-long protest at the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian enclave. The trucks belonging to Gazan businesses blocked the roads near...Show More Summary

Who is responsible for solving Gaza’s massive electricity crisis?

Last week, Beit Hanoun Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip halted its operations, the al-Durra Children’s Hospital drastically reduced its services and seven other health centers across Gaza closed because of a lack of fuel to power their generators. Lapses in the power supply have devastating consequences for every sector of the economy, including health care, education, […]

Palestinian girl arrested by Israel sent to Gaza Strip – where she'd never been, activists say

Teen from West Bank was arrested after visiting Jerusalem without a permit and dropped off at crossing into Gaza, Israeli rights group says A Palestinian teenager from the West Bank arrested by Israel was sent to the Gaza Strip despite never having been there in her life, according to an Israeli human rights group. Show More Summary

U.N. employees in Gaza demonstrate against U.S. aid cut

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Schools, clinics and food distribution centers in the Gaza Strip were closed most of Monday by a demonstration by thousands of employees of the United Nations agency that serves Palestinian refugees. Show More Summary

Gaza hospital closes due to power cuts

A hospital in the northern Gaza Strip suspended its services on Monday due to a lack of fuel, the hospital and a spokesperson for the Hamas-run health ministry said. “All health services provided at Beit Hanoun hospital were suspended...Show More Summary

UN envoy warns Gaza facing 'full collapse'

A senior United Nations official on Tuesday warned the Palestinian coastal enclave of the Gaza Strip was on the verge of "full collapse". UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov said a key to saving Gaza from disaster was restoring...Show More Summary

Thousands of U.N. Workers Protest Trump in Gaza

Schools, clinics and food distribution centers in the Gaza Strip were shut down.

Gaza under commercial strike amid worsening conditions

Private sector in Gaza Strip calls for a six-hour strike to protest living conditions amid ongoing blockade.

Israel puts tunnel dug under Gaza border on display

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military brought journalists on Thursday to film a 2 km (1.25 mile) tunnel dug by militants from the Gaza Strip to Israel, saying it was putting the construction on display to show the continuing threat it faces from the territory.

Six Miles Out: A day in the life of Gaza fishermen

Approximately 3,500 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip depend on fishing to make a living, supporting families of often eight or more people each. Many risk their lives and their boats every time they sail out any distance, due to almost daily attacks by the Israeli navy—with the most recent one on Jan. Show More Summary

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