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Eight Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terrorism operations

Eight Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in anti-terrorism operations, the armed forces said on Sunday, reports Reuters. According to an armed forces statement, most of the fighting took place in the northern Sinai, where militants loyal to the Daesh group operate, “during the last period”. It was not clear whether all the soldiers were killed there or in various …

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Protestors in New York cry ‘Globalize the intifada’ at demonstration

Several hundred protesters took part in a pro-Palestinian rally on Saturday in Brooklyn, using inflammatory rhetoric and messaging against Israel. They lauded “intifada” uprisings and called for taking control of Israeli territory, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. During the protest, organized by an organization called “Within Our Lifetime – United for Palestine,” demonstrators marched behind three large banners: “Globalize the intifada,” …

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Haniyeh re-elected as chief of Palestinian Islamist group H..amas

Ismail Haniyeh has been elected to a second term as head of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, two Palestinian officials told Reuters on Sunday. “Brother Ismail Haniyeh was re-elected as the head of the movement’s political office for a second time,” one official told Reuters. His term will last four years. Haniyeh, the group’s leader …

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Israel to expand Gaza fishing zone from Monday

Israel today announced that it would expand the Gaza fishing zone after restricting it for four days. According to the Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the [occupied Palestinian] Territories (COGAT), it was decided to expand the Gaza Strip fishing zone from six to 12 nautical miles starting Monday morning. Last Sunday Israel reduced by half the fishing …

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Miles of Smiles sends humanitarian, medical aid to Gaza Strip

The Miles of Smiles convoy announced the arrival of humanitarian and medical aid to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, while ambulances are expected to arrive within the next month after obtaining approval from Egyptian authorities. Dr Essam Youssef, general coordinator of the convoy, said in a press statement yesterday that the convoy submitted a request to the …

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Gaza: UN envoy calls on Israel to ease restrictions on movement of goods, people

Briefing the United Nations (UN) Security Council on the Middle East on Wednesday, Lynn Hastings, the deputy special coordinator for the Middle East process, stated: “Damages in Gaza (resulting from the Israeli offensive) are estimated at between $290-380 million, while economic losses may reach nearly $200 million.” In her briefing, a copy of which was sent to MEMO, she added: …

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PA, Israel agree on free movement of Gaza patients to West Bank

Palestinian Health Minister Mai Al-Kila announced on Tuesday that she had agreed with the Israeli Health Ministry on facilitating the movement of Palestinian patients from Gaza to the West Bank. The agreement took place in the presence of Palestinian and Israeli health ministers, along with teams from both ministries. According to Al Watan Voice, they also discussed several important issues, …

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Israeli navy detains Gaza fishermen, seize their boat

Israeli navy today detained two Palestinian fishermen offshore As-Sudaniya area, northwest of Gaza city, and seized their boat. The fishermen were sailing within three nautical miles when Israeli naval boats opened water hoses toward them before proceeding to detain them and confiscate their boat. Fourteen years following the Israeli “disengagement” from Gaza, Israel has not actually disengaged from Gaza; it still …

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Israeli occupation forces shot dead 11-year-old Palestinian boy

An 11-year-old Palestinian boy who was earlier today shot by Israeli soldiers at the entrance to Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and critically wounded has died of his wounds, according to the Ministry of Health. Mohammad Mouayyad Allamy was shot in the chest when soldiers opened fire at a car driven by his …

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Jerusalemites face off Israeli attempt to demolish sit-in tents

Palestinian activists and Jerusalemites yesterday gathered at two tents set up in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in an effort to thwart Israeli attempts to dismantle the tents which are used to hold rallies against the occupation’s plans to forcibly displaced Palestinians from the area to make way for illegal Jewish settlers. The residents of Sheikh Jarrah and activists gathered in …

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