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Israeli airstrike kills 2 Hamas officers in southern Gaza Strip


September 20th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by BNO News
GAZA CITY, GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli forces carried out an airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip on late Wednesday evening, killing two Hamas security officers and injuring a third, Hamas officials ... Read more...

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32 ‘criminals’ killed in Egypt operation


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 9 (IANS) A total of 32 "criminal elements" were killed in Egypt's "lawless" Sinai peninsula in a military operation held in coordination with Israel, Xinhua reported.Military spokesman Ahmed ... Read more...

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Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure: Abbas


September 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 8 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly this month ... Read more...

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Abbas not to hold bilateral talks with Iran


August 31st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Aug 30 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not hold bilateral talks with Iran during his stay in Tehran, a Palestinian official said Thursday.Abbas arrived in Iran Wednesday ... Read more...

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Hamas leader to attend NAM summit in Iran


August 25th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister of the Hamas authority in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh accepted Saturday an Iranian invitation to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, despite the protest by ... Read more...

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Israeli drone sensor pinpoint terror sites


June 18th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 18 (IANS) The Israel Air Force is testing a sensor designed to enable its drones to spot militant hideouts and weapons, a media report said Sunday.Israeli drones carry ... Read more...

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Russia urges Israel to stop settlement expansion


June 9th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russia has called on Israel to abandon plans to build new apartments in the West Bank, warning that it could hurt the peace process ... Read more...

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Israel may resolve Middle East crisis unilaterally: Minister


May 31st, 2012 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel may take up "unilateral actions" if the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks do not move ahead, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said.This comment prompted speculation ... Read more...

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US to give $680 mn for Israel’s anti-missile system


May 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) The US is expected to announce the allocation of $680 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defence system, a media report said.Citing the Israel Hayom ... Read more...

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Israel building rocket battalion


April 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 3 (IANS) The Israeli military is setting up a rocket battalion to help minimize civilian casualties in future combat operations in the Gaza Strip.Israel mostly relies on ... Read more...

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Palestinian reconciliation unlikely in 2012: Hamas official


March 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 31 (IANS) A Hamas official Saturday ruled out the possibility that the Palestinian reconciliation will take place this year, blaming mainly Israel and the US for blocking it.... Read more...

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Egyptian parliamentary delegation visits Gaza


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 28 (IANS) An Egyptian parliamentary delegation arrived on Wednesday in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for a visit.The delegation crossed from Egypt to Gaza on Wednesday through Rafah crossing ... Read more...

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Hamas foiling Gaza power crisis solution: Palestinian PM


March 26th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Sunday accused Hamas of foiling an attempt to resume fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.Fayyad said in a statement that he ... Read more...

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Hamas says political motives behind Gaza’s mounting energy crisis


March 21st, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 20 (IANS) Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, said on Tuesday that there are political motives behind the energy shortage that has been troubling the impoverished ... Read more...

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Israel lauds its anti-rocket system


March 12th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 12 (IANS) Top Israeli officials Sunday praised its homemade anti-rocket system Iron Dome after it intercepted volleys of rockets fired by Gaza militants.In a sudden flare-up of ... Read more...

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Palestinian women protest in support of hunger striker


March 8th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah/Gaza, March 8 (IANS) Hundreds of Palestinian women Thursday celebrated International Women's Day by protesting in solidarity with a female hunger striker jailed by Israel.The protests were held in the ... Read more...

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Israeli jets raid Gaza


February 12th, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Feb 12 (IANS) Israeli fighter jets Saturday night raided four targets in the Gaza Strip, wounding at least two people, medics and witnesses said.Israeli F16 warplanes hovered over the ... Read more...

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Abbas pledges to continue peace talks with Israel


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Palestinian authorities are ready to continue peace talks with Israel, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has said."We'll continue the dialogue and we'll continue the talks because ... Read more...

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More Israelis, Palestinians willing to compromise: Poll


December 29th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 29 (IANS) A growing number of Israelis and Palestinians are inclined to accept compromises that would enable their governments to reach a peace agreement, a survey has said.The ... Read more...

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To avoid abduction, Israeli troops to carry tear gas


November 24th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 24 (IANS) The Israeli military plans to issue tear gas dispensers to all its non-combat personnel as part of efforts to prevent them from being abducted by militants.The ... Read more...

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Palestinian rivals prepare for Cairo summit


November 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Nov 13 (IANS) Palestinian rivals are making intensive contacts to prepare for a meeting between their leaders, initially scheduled to take place in Egypt's Cairo later this month, Palestinian ... Read more...

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Israel Navy intercepts Gaza-bound aid vessels


November 4th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jersusalem, Nov 4 (IANS) The Israeli Navy Friday afternoon intercepted two aid boats that were approaching the coast of Gaza Strip, leading them to southern Israel's Ashdod port, the Israeli ... Read more...

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Five Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrike


October 30th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oct 29 (IANS) Five Palestinian militants were killed Saturday when an Israeli war jet struck a military training site of the Islamic Jihad (Holy War) movement's armed wing al-Quds ... Read more...

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Israel names Palestinian prisoners to swap for Shalit


October 16th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel has published the names of 477 jailed Palestinians who are to be released in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the BBC reported ... Read more...

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Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap deal to start Tuesday


October 15th, 2011 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oc 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A deal between Israel and Hamas on the exchange of over 1,000 jailed Palestinians for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will begin Tuesday.This was announced by ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah leaders to finalize reconciliation deal


October 13th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 12 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official announced that leaders of the Islamic Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party will meet in Cairo Wednesday to finalize ... Read more...

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Egypt confirms Israeli-Palestinian prisoners swap deal


October 12th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt has confirmed a deal between Israel and Hamas on the exchange of some 1,000 jailed Palestinians and Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the Egyptian MENA ... Read more...

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Seize Israeli soldiers to swap for Palestinian prisoners: Hamas


October 7th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oct 7 (IANS) A senior official of the Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza Friday called on Palestinian militants to seize Israeli soldiers and exchange them with Palestinians held in ... Read more...

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Early Palestinian elections to be proposed


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 2 (IANS) President Mahmoud Abbas will soon propose to the Islamic Hamas Movement to hold early presidential and parliamentary elections in the Palestinian territories, an official said Sunday.Jamal ... Read more...

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UN appoints special representative for Libya


September 20th, 2011 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Britain's Ian Martin as his special representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), said a ... Read more...

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One killed after Israeli air strikes hit the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire


August 17th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- The Israeli army launched a series of air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing one Hamas gunman and injuring two others, according to Hamas medical sources. ... Read more...

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Dubai Cares seeks to help girls in developing nations


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Cares, a UAE-based philanthropic establishment, has launched a social campaign to underline the importance of educating girls in developing countries.Dubai Cares has started ... Read more...

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Two Palestinians hanged for collaborating with Israel


July 27th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Gaza City, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Two Palestinians were hanged Tuesday for collaborating with Israel, the Hamas said.Hamas is the Islamist movement that governs the Gaza Strip.The two were executed after ... Read more...

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Israel to harden conditions of imprisoned Palestinians


June 24th, 2011 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 24 (IANS) Israel has decided to revoke the "privileges" of the Palestinians detained in its prisons, Xinhua reported Friday.On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during the ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah to finalise unity government talks next week


June 15th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leaders of the recently reconciled Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah will hold a final round of talks on the creation of a new unity ... Read more...

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