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In-depth: Productivity in Gaza has plummeted since 2007, and shows no sign of picking up as it remains strangled by the Israeli blockade and ongoing Palestinian politicking, reports Rami Almeghari.

Palestine solidarity: Will Ramaphosa downgrade Tel Aviv embassy?

Janet Smith

Palestine solidarity: Will Ramaphosa downgrade Tel Aviv embassy?

Comment: The time has come for Ramaphosa to enact ANC policy, and downgrade the status of South Africa's embassy in Israel, writes Janet Smith.

Sisi scores 'own goal' praising Israel gas deal

Paul McLoughlin

Sisi scores 'own goal' praising Israel gas deal

President Sisi has claimed Egypt 'scored a goal' with a deal to pay $15 billion to Israel for gas, but not everyone agrees the goal was in the ...

Egypt to temporarily open Rafah border crossing with Gaza

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Egypt to temporarily open Rafah border crossing with Gaza

Egyptian officials said the Rafah crossing will operate from Wednesday for four days, with the Palestinian embassy in Cairo confirming the ...

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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after new rocket attack

Palestinian security sources said several Israeli missiles were fired at farmland east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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'Do not test Israel’s resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran

Tensions between the two countries have been building in recent months, with Israel fearing that Iran is trying to establish a permanent ...

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UNRWA chief: Trump's aid cuts 'time bomb' for Gaza

The head of the UN body voiced his concern for Gaza's future amid the ongoing US-led cuts to UNRWA aid.

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Israel kills two Palestinian teenagers in Gaza border unrest

The Saturday explosion and ensuing Israeli airstrikes marked one of the most serious escalations in the besieged enclave since the ...

Israel bombs Gaza after border blast wounds soldiers

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Israel bombs Gaza after border blast wounds soldiers

Cross-border fire continues between Israel and Gaza as tensions remain high following Trump's Jerusalem decision, with the most serious exchange ...

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Israeli tank fires into besieged Gaza following border unrest

Days of clashes on the Gaza border has seen Israel firing a tank shell into the besieged territory.

Fuel shortage forces Gaza's only power plant to shut

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Fuel shortage forces Gaza's only power plant to shut

Gaza, caught between party politics and an Israeli siege, finds itself without the Strip's only power plant due to fuel shortages.

Enough oppression: Gaza truckers warn of repeated strikes

Ali Abusheikh and Pam Bailey

Enough oppression: Gaza truckers warn of repeated strikes

In-depth: Frustrated by fuel prices, licence fees and the Israeli blockade, Gaza's truckers are refusing to transport goods until their demands ...

Gideon Levy on <em>Hamas</em>, BDS and the Israeli occupation

Andy Heintz

Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

There is no tool more powerful than BDS and there is a chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, veteran Israeli journalist Gideon ...

The full story behind Gaza’s protests at Israeli border

Ali Adam

The full story behind Gaza’s protests at Israeli border

In-depth: The situation in Gaza is getting visibly worse every single day, and the people of Gaza are not going to be able to handle the grim ...

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54 Palestinians died awaiting medical exit permits in 2017

Human rights organisations have criticised Israeli restrictions as new figures show 54 Palestinians died in 2017 while awaiting exit permits to leave the Gaza strip for medical treatment.

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Gaza hospital halts surgeries amid cleaning staff strike

Cleaning staff at a Gaza hospital are striking after months without pay, pushing the health facility into a spiralling crisis as its unsanitary ...

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Hamas delegation meets Dahlan faction in Cairo

Hamas members met with Dahlan loyalists in Cairo, as reconciliation attempts with the Palestinian Authority continue.

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Egypt shuts Gaza crossing early amid militant crackdown

Egypt has closed the Rafah crossing to Gaza, a day earlier than planned as Cairo launched a major military offensive in northern Sinai.

Abbas should be removed by Palestinians, not by Washington

Muhammad Shehada

Abbas should be removed by Palestinians, not by Washington

Comment: Abbas' fate should be decided by a Palestinian vote, not by a decision from Washington that replaces one authoritarian with another, ...

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Egypt to temporarily open Rafah crossing amid Gaza crisis

Egyptian officials and the Palestinian embassy in Cairo confirmed the opening of Gaza's main gateway to the outside world.

Palestinian killed after stabbing attempt near Israeli settlement

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Palestinian killed after stabbing attempt near Israeli settlement

Hamza Zamareh, 17, was shot dead by Israeli forces after attempting to stab a security guard outside a settlement near Hebron, as a surge of ...

UN warns Gaza hospitals on 'verge of disaster'

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UN warns Gaza hospitals on 'verge of disaster'

Fuel for emergency generators that keep Gaza's hospitals operating will run out within ten days, the UN has warned.

Israeli army kills Palestinian during West Bank raid

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Israeli army kills Palestinian during West Bank raid

Israeli forces had apparently entered the city to search for a Palestinian who stabbed and killed an Israeli settler near the major West Bank ...

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