Gaza Strip

By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Aug 7th, 2012
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Sixteen Egyptian soldiers are dead after unidentified jihadists carried out a terrorist attackin the Sinai Peninsula, striking at the only institution standing in the way of an Islamist takeover of Egypt. The assailants were stopped as they entered Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood predictably accused I...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Jul 2nd, 2012
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By the end of 2012, all of Israel’s borders, over a thousand kilometers, will be protected by walls, fences and barriers. You can compare it to Hadrian’s Wall (the monumental border of the Roman Empire in Britain), the Maginot Line (the French fortifications built to protect the borders between the F...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 27th, 2012
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The Muslim Brotherhood may seek to modify, but will not destroy, Egypt’s 33-year-old peace treaty with Israel, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Saturday. Carter, 87, was speaking after initial vote tallies put the Brotherhood’s candidate ahead in the first round of Egypt’s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
May 2nd, 2012
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I was recently challenged by a polite academic who claimed to be dumbfounded by the fact that I rejected as absurd his use of the term “Apartheid Wall” to refer to Israel’s security barrier fence. He demanded to know why I objected to the term, and what I thought was a more appropriate name for [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Apr 25th, 2012
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Muhammad Abu Shahala is a former Palestinian intelligence officer who, after reportedly being tortured, admitted committing a capital offense. As a result he has been sentenced to death. His “crime”? He sold his home in Hebron on the West Bank to Jews. Under Palestinian law, all that awaits Shahala’s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Apr 9th, 2012
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Cairo – An explosion on Monday hit a pipeline which supplies Egyptian gas to Israel and Jordan, marking the 14th such attack since 2011, security officials said. According to witnesses, masked gunmen in two cars dug a hole near the pipeline in the Al-Midan area close to the north Sinai town of ...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Apr 1st, 2012
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Gaza City – Israel on Sunday deported a Palestinian woman prisoner who spent 43 days on hunger strike to the Gaza Strip, under a deal that has been criticised by Palestinians. Eyewitnesses and Palestinian officials told AFP that Hanaa Shalabi entered Gaza via the Erez border crossing, and was b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2011
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There is a danger in giving an account of the human damage sustained there that an image will be given of Gaza as a society of victims. Gaza is an exceptional social, political and economic space full of extraordinary paradoxes. It is not a bomb-site. An early morning five hour dash across the Sinai ...
By benim
In Egypt
Oct 18th, 2011
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Gaza – Gaza’s Hamas Islamist rulers released captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on Tuesday in return for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, a Hamas military source said, in a deal ending a saga that has gripped Israel for five years. The source said Shalit, 25, was taken across the fro...
By benim
In Middle East
Aug 16th, 2011
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Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed one gunman and wounded five other Palestinians, medical sources said, after militants in the Hamas-controlled territory fired rockets into southern Israel. No injuries were reported in a rocket attack on the Israeli city of Beersheba, where offi...