Articles tagged with: palestine

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school: UN

Gaza, Reuters—Israeli shells blasted a UN-run school in a Gaza refugee camp on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding about 125 others taking refuge there, a UN official said. Blood splattered floors and mattresses inside classrooms, and some survivors picked through shattered glass and debris for flesh and body parts to bury. At the edge of the schoolyard, some 20 donkeys lay dead, still tied to a railing. An Israeli military spokeswoman in Tel Aviv said she had n...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

Eid Under Fire

Gaza City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Civilian casualties of the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza passed the grim milestone of 1,000 fatalities last week, making this year’s Eid Al-Fitr a bleak one for the territory’s inhabitants, who continue to suffer under the assault of one of the world’s most powerful militaries. Asharq Al-Awsat spoke to some of Gaza’s residents about their experience of the religious holiday amid the violence, terror, and chaos of war. Umm Ayman Al-Razaynah is th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

12-hour Gaza humanitarian truce takes hold

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanit...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Curse of Half-Finished Wars

It took the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two weeks to come out with a call for a ceasefire in Gaza. A diplomatic gesture of the lowest order, the Secretary-General...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

More than 50 Israeli reservists refuse to serve: Washington Post

Washington, Reuters—More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the nation's reserve force, citing regret over their part in a military they said plays a ce...

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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 Hama...

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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 NB...

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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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