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Israeli occupation forces arrests Palestinian student at Erez crossing

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday kidnapped a Palestinian student at Erez (Beit Hanoun) crossing, north of the Gaza Strip, while he was on his way to Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners Committee released a statement saying that the IOF arrested Mansour al-Safadi, 18, at Erez crossing while he was leaving the Gaza Strip to study at Al-Quds University (Abu Dis) …

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Qatar to pay monthly cash aid to 100,000 Gaza families

The Qatar Committee for Reconstruction of Gaza announced on Friday that it would start paying cash aid to needy families in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, Qatar News Agency reported. Chairman of the Committee Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi added that the assistance is paid for Gaza families in cooperation with the Qatar Fund for Development. He explained that the distribution will …

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4,000 lost their jobs in Gaza during COVID-19

Approximately 4,000 workers in Gaza lost their jobs since the outbreak of the coronavirus and at least 50 factories closed their doors, head of the General Federation of Trade Unions, Sami Al-Amassi, revealed yesterday. In a press release sent to reporters, Al-Amassi said there are a total of 300,000-350,000 workers in Gaza, including 250,000 who are unemployed as a result …

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Qatari Red Crescent carries out difficult surgery in Gaza

Doctors dispatched by the Qatari Red Crescent Society to the Gaza Strip have carried out dozens of difficult surgical operations, Al-Shorouq reported on Sunday. An example of the intricate operations carried out by the Qatari team headed by urologist Iyad Al-Roubi was the removal of an inflamed prostate from a patient who had been unable to travel for medical treatment …

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Qatar aid to Gaza delayed due to coronavirus

Qatari aid to Gaza has been delayed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Head of Qatari Committee for Reconstructing Gaza, Mohammed Al-Emadi, said yesterday. In a statement sent to mass media, Al-Emadi said Doha had exerted efforts to send the aid money, noting that it could reach Gaza this week or next week. Al-Emadi denied reports that Qatar …

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Gaza fishing industry declines 50% due to Israel attacks on fishermen

The fishing industry in Gaza has declined 50 per cent due to Israel’s continuous bullying of fishermen Sami Al-Amasi said that the outbreak of the coronavirus added to the losses. He noted that there are 4,000 fishermen in Gaza, who take care of 24,000 families, adding that this fishing season has been one of the worst for years. The Palestinian …

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Hamas spokesman: killing of George Floyd reflect the culture of hatred and racism

Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, said that both the Israeli police’s killing of autistic Palestinian Eyad Hallaq and the US police’s killing of George Floyd reflect the culture of hatred and racism that these agencies were built on. “These agencies are granted legitimacy and cover to commit their crimes and violations by their political leadership in the US Administration and the …

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World Bank: Poverty rates to double as occupation suffocates Palestine

With Israel’s planned annexation of the West Bank, in contravention of international law, only weeks away, the World Bank and the United Nations have issued stark warnings concerning the Palestinian economy, blighted by the longest occupation in modern times and the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of Palestinians living below the poverty line is expected to double according to the …

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From Minneapolis to Palestine, racism is the common enemy

The images of George Floyd suffocating under the knee of a racist police officer who ignored his pleas that he couldn’t breathe, until he gasped his last breath, were shocking to the conscience. That video, which spread like wildfire among Americans and around the globe, showed an ugliness that still lurks in the world despite humanity’s supposed progress in civilization …

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