This detailed map of Gaza helps explain the conflict -

This detailed map of Gaza helps explain the conflict

Vox - 17 Jul 2014
Since Israel withdrew its military forces and settlers from Gaza in 2005, the relationship between the Palestinian territory and Israeli authorities has been, to say the least, fraught. This map does a great job laying out that relationship and how ...

Encountering Peace: Gaza's geo-strategic remaking

The Jerusalem Post mobile website - 23 Aug 2017
If Mohammad Dahlan is successful in bringing about the opening of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, a strategic geopolitical change will occur which will render the Israeli isolation policy of Gaza anachronistic and irrelevant. The Dahlan- ...

In Gaza, we get four hours of electricity a day — if we're lucky

Los Angeles Times - 20 Aug 2017
Here in the Gaza Strip, 24-hour electricity has been a distant dream for well over a decade. Israel's bombings of Gaza's only power plant, its closing of the Gaza border and fallout from the split between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, which ...

Children from Gaza visit Jerusalem for first time

CNN - 21 Aug 2017
Gaza's border with Egypt is also closed most of the time, opened for passage only on rare occasions. Israel maintains tight control over entry permits from Gaza; generally only Palestinians applying on medical and humanitarian grounds are allowed through.

Fisherman nets message in a bottle in isolated Gaza

Reuters - 21 Aug 2017
GAZA (Reuters) - For Palestinian fisherman Jihad al-Soltan, it was a surprise summer catch -- a message in a bottle that he netted off a Gaza beach. It had bobbed its way in the Mediterranean for nearly 800 km (500 miles) from the Greek island of ...

From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

NPR - 19 Aug 2017
It traveled nearly 500 miles across the Mediterranean Sea, from the Greek island of Rhodes, past Turkey and Cyprus to the Palestinian seaside enclave of Gaza — and into the fishing net of Jihad al-Soltan, a 54-year-old Palestinian fisherman and father ...

1.25m students begin new academic year in Gaza

Middle East Monitor - 23 Aug 2017
According to the Ministry of Education in Gaza, nearly 1.25 million students are heading to 3,000 schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip today to begin the new academic year. The Ministry of Education in Gaza recently announced the opening of nine new ...

Blockade busting 'message in a bottle' reaches Gaza

The New Arab - 23 Aug 2017
Israel has also imposed a fishing zone off Gaza's coast which restricts fishermen to six nautical miles from the shore. Jihad al-Soltan made the rare catch while fishing one day in August, finding a message in a bottle cast into the sea by a holidaying ...

Palestinian Authority Threatens to Cut All Gaza Funds - 22 Aug 2017
Abbas tried to make bigger cuts earlier this year, aiming to shut down all electricity in Gaza, but was prevented from doing so by Israel. Israeli officials have expressed concern that Abbas' attempts to pressure Hamas with cuts could fuel unrest ...

Gaza fisherman catches message in a bottle from Greece

The Times of Israel - 20 Aug 2017
“It was certainly incredible that our bottle was found at all, let alone on a beach in Gaza,” Wright wrote in an email to NPR. “So tragic the situation there means people are so cut off, but the bottle reaching there illustrates greatly how we are just ...

The talent of Gaza is being cynically sacrificed

Washington Post - 19 Aug 2017
As indicated in the Aug. 7 front-page article “Trapped, jobless and bored: Gaza's wasted generation,” Gaza has some of the region's highest literacy rates juxtaposed against the highest unemployment. I can attest firsthand to the ambition of many Gazan ...

After 3 years of Gaza quiet, a boom of southern life

The Jerusalem Post - 21 Aug 2017
While the border with the Gaza Strip is Israel's most explosive, three years of quiet has led to a surge of growth in Israeli communities bordering the Hamas-run Strip, a senior IDF officer told The Jerusalem Post. “People here feel more secure and ...

Israel to speed up Gaza tunnel barrier

BBC News - 10 Aug 2017
Israel is to accelerate the building of a huge barrier along its boundary with Gaza aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling under the border. The 64km (40-mile) long construction will reach a depth of 40m (131ft) below and 6m above ground, at a ...

Children of Gaza in kitchen to bake the world a better place

Daily Sabah - 23 Aug 2017
Gazan children who are interested in cooking, both learn how to cook while enjoying their time and have an opportunity to get off blockade conditions to some extent thanks to free-workshop programs. At the Junior Chefs workshop, children between the ...

Gaza: Surviving Shujayea - 02 Aug 2017
Bisan Daher will never forget the day when Israel attacked Gaza's Shujayea neighbourhood in 2014. The eight-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of her home after an attack that killed six members of her family. Israeli "Operation Protective Edge" ...

How Gaza was made into an unlivable place - 25 Jul 2017
Gaza is in the third month of an externally enforced reduction of its already meagre electrical power supply. The enclave of two million people would ordinarily require about 450 megawatts (MW) of electricity daily for around-the-clock power. However ...

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