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Rebuilding Gaza costs over $7.5 bn: Experts

Palestinian experts say it costs more than $7.5 billion to rebuild the besieged Gaza Strip that was ravaged during 50 days of the recent Israeli onslaught. The Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction said on Thursday that the process would take "five years if Israel removed its blockade on Gaza entirely." The experts estimated the direct losses caused by the Israeli onslaught at $4.4 ...

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Palestinians criticize Israeli land grab plan

Palestinians have denounced an Israeli plan to grab hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem), calling for international action against Tel Aviv. Israeli military sources said on Sunday that about 400 hectares of land at the settlement of Gevaot in the southern city of Bethlehem are “declared as Israeli land.” The chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Eraka ...

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Islamic Jihad fired 3,000 rockets on Israeli cities

Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement says it fired over 3,000 rockets on dozens of Israeli cities during the war Tel Aviv imposed on the besieged Gaza Strip. The resistance group said that over 60 of these projectiles fired by its al-Quds Brigades landed in main Israeli cities including Tel Aviv, al-Quds (Jerusalem), Dimona and Netanya. It also said they have targeted Ashdod, Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ofkim wit ...

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EU welcomes Gaza ceasefire agreement

The European Union has welcomed a long-term Gaza ceasefire reached between Israel and Palestinians after a 50-day war on the besieged enclave. In a statement on Wednesday, the EU called for a "comprehensive and sustainable agreement" to follow to bring a lasting end to the conflict. "Simply returning to the situation before the latest conflict is not an option," said the statement from the bloc's diplomatic ...

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Israeli raids kill 2 more Gazans

At least two more Palestinians have lost their lives in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, with reports saying that Israeli fighter jets have targeted the Palestinian territory at least 15 times since the early hours of Tuesday. Meanwhile Israeli tanks are lining up near the Gaza border in an apparent preparation for a new incursion into the costal enclave. Israel also carried out attacks on a tower in al-N ...

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Palestinians remain steadfast in demands against Israel: Meshaal

Hamas Political Bureau chief Khaled Meshaal says Palestinians remain steadfast in their demands in the face of the Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip. Meshaal made the remarks on Sunday, adding that "We demand the removal of the Israeli siege and opening of all the crossings in the Gaza Strip. We also want an airport and a seaport. These are not conditions but the Palestinians' rights." Gaza has b ...

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Fresh Israeli airstrikes kill more Gazans

Several Palestinians have been killed and dozens more injured in fresh Israeli aerial attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip over the past few hours. The casualties come as Israeli warplanes bombed residential areas in the besieged Palestinian enclave on Friday. Palestinian sources say the latest fatalities included two people in al-Nusairat and two others in Deir al-Balah. Two people, a man and a child, have a ...

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Israel, only regime that shores up terrorism

The Israeli regime has targeted a top military commander of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas for the sixth time, as it continues to assassinate more resistance leaders. Mohammed Deif, who leads Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, has survived five Israeli assassination attempts over the past 20 years. Tel Aviv called Deif a cat that has nine lives. Israel apparently reserves the ...

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US Corporations cancel meeting in Glasgow over Gaza support

In a derogatory anti-Muslim letter to the Glasgow City Council, a purported representative of major US corporations has cancelled a planned meeting of business leaders in the Scottish city because of its decision to fly the Palestinian flag. The Glasgow City Council sparked criticism from pro-Israeli circles when it decided to raise the Palestinian flag in the wake of the ongoing conflict between the Israel ...

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Israel deploys forces near Gaza as truce is set to end

Israel has deployed troops near the Gaza Strip as the five-day ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians is due to come to an end later on Monday. Recent footage showed that Israeli tanks and bulldozers are gathering near the blockaded territory. Meanwhile, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to hold further talks to agree on a deal to end Israel’s recent offensive agai ...

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