Gaza


U.N. Employee Gets 7 Months for Helping Hamas

A Gaza Arab employee of the United Nations Development Program was sentenced to seven months in prison Thursday for helping Hamas to build a port in Gaza, considered an illegal…

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IDF, Hamas Conduct Defense Exercises

Although both sides claimed there was no connection to current circumstances, both the IDF and Hamas conducted exercises on either side of the Gaza border Tuesday. The Israeli exercise is…

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Hamas: 3 Bodies Recovered From Flooded Gaza Tunnel

Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of three Palestinians who went missing in a smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt. Search efforts were still ongoing Sunday for a fourth who…

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Muscle Men Ring Up Dollars With Gaza Private Security Firms

Trained in martial arts and firearms, muscular young men in Gaza are increasingly finding work with private security firms retained by banks, local celebrities and international visitors. Three private security…

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Israel Shuts Down PA Charcoal Operation Over Pollution

Israeli environmental officials on Thursday confiscated equipment and raw materials used by Palestinians to produce charcoal, shutting down a production facility because of the pollution it caused. For the first…

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Border Guards Foil Smuggling Attempt into Gaza

Israeli authorities said that on Wednesday morning they intercepted a truck carrying a cargo of stainless steel panels that was being smuggled into Gaza for Hamas terrorist purposes. In accordance…

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COGAT Postpones Expanded Fishing Zone Off Gaza

Israeli military authorities announced on Sunday that the expansion of the fishing zone off the Gaza coast, planned to begin November 1, has been postponed due to Palestinian failure to…

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COGAT Cracks Down on Gaza Smuggling

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has instructed Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the head of COGAT, which administers governmental activities in the Palestinian territories, to crack down on the smuggling of items that…

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