Articles tagged with: palestine

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Tel Aviv to push ceasefire talks. In a blow to Israel's economy, US and many European air carriers halted flights to the country citing security worries after a militant rocket from Gaza hit a house near Ben Gurion airport. Israel urged a re-think, saying its ...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Israel’s Media Pressure Tactics

Not long after NBC presenter Ayman Mohyeldin ended his emotive live report about the tragic killing of four Palestinian children as they were playing football on Gaza beach, the NBC hierarchy ordered him home. Mohyeldin himself had kicked the ball around with the four Palestinian children before they were killed by the Israeli air strike. The New York Times initially ran a story under the headline “Four Young Boys Killed Playing on Gaza Beach,” but the headline was subsequently toned down t...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza needs a permanent solution

It almost seems like the inescapable destiny of the Gazan people is that every two years a war breaks out in their country, with airstrikes and an Israeli ground offensive that tak...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita and Sawsan Abu-Husain
on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Egypt FM: We will no longer allow the US to interfere in our affairs

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Israel continued its barrage against the Gaza Strip this week, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri reiterated Cairo’s commitment to securing an...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Displaced Palestinians speak of ordeal

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinians who fled the Israeli bombardment of the Shejaia district of Gaza City on Sunday have spoken to Asharq Al-Awsat of their ordeal as they fled...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

Turkey, Qatar involved in Gaza ceasefire negotiations: Hamas politburo member

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey and Qatar are trying to secure a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel to end the violence in Gaza, according to Hamas’s top represe...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

NBC sends reporter back to Gaza after sudden exit

New York, AP—NBC said Friday it was sending Middle East correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to the Gaza strip this weekend after he left the region for unexplained reasons...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

Israeli tanks dig in at Gaza frontier as Palestinian toll tops 300

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli soldiers in tanks and bulldozers dug in across a mile-wide strip of eastern Gaza on Saturday as Palestinian officials said military st...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

Opinion: A Crime Overlooked

When an Arab deputy in the Israeli Knesset, Ahmad Al-Tibi, was asked by a Jewish member not to read out the names of those killed by the Israeli Army this week, Tibi responded by s...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 18 Jul, 2014

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

Gaza City, AP—Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian ...

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