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War crimes committed by both sides in Gaza

UN investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes. They called on all sides to cooperat

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket lands near port

Israeli aircraft struck a number of sites in the Gaza Strip from the air early on Wednesday, residents and the Israeli military said, after a rocket that Palestinian militants fired from the enclave landed near the Israeli port city of Ashdod.

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Samaha wins Gaza solar plant contract

The Palestinian Energy Authority has signed a agreement with US-based Samaha company to build a 30MW solar power plant in Gaza, said a report. A renewable energy firm owned by a Palestinian businessman, Samaha will carry out work

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IS takes over Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

Islamic State has taken control of 90 per cent of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts where 18,000 civilians have suffered years of bombing, army siege and militia control, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The

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Egypt opens Rafah border first time since October

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished G

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Arabs to push for UN resolution on Palestinian state

Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Saturday to formally present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that will set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state. The ministers set up a committee com

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Egypt to host Palestine-Israel Gaza talks in days

Egypt will host talks between rival Palestinian factions within days, followed by indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis on the ceasefire in Gaza, the state news agency MENA said on Saturday. The report quoted an

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UAE working on new projects in Palestine

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is presently working on a number of development projects worth Dh53 million ($14.4 million) in the occupied Palestinian territories, said a report. These include health, educational, religious and d

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Deal reached to end Gaza war, says Hamas

Israel and Palestinian leaders on Tuesday reached a Gaza ceasefire agreement which will start at 1600 GMT, the state's MENA news agency said citing two Egyptian officials. Confirming the news, both Israeli and Palestinian offi

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Israeli air strikes target more Gaza high-rises

Israel bombed more of Gaza's tallest structures on Tuesday, bringing down a 13-storey apartment and office tower and destroying most of a 16-floor residential building after warning occupants to get out. The Israeli military,

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