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Gaza Strip: Self-governing Palestinian territory bordering Egypt and Israel
The Gaza Strip, or simply Gaza, is a self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, that borders Egypt on the southwest for 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) and Israel on the east and north along a 51 km (32 mi) border. Gaza and the West Bank are claimed by the de jure sovereign State of Palestine.

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Schools in lockdown: 13-year-old takes on role of teacher in Gaza [Video]

Schools in lockdown: 13-year-old takes on role of teacher in Gaza

With the state of emergency extended till June 5, schools have been turned into quarantine centres.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published
Gaza artists decorate masks to raise coronavirus awareness [Video]

Gaza artists decorate masks to raise coronavirus awareness

Artists in Gaza are drawing face masks as a way to encourage people to protect themselves from coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
COVID-19 crisis fuels Gaza farmers' economic woes [Video]

COVID-19 crisis fuels Gaza farmers' economic woes

Gaza appears to have kept coronavirus under control, but it has put an extra strain on the economy which was already struggling because of strict blockade by Israel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
Gaza coronavirus lockdown makes things worse for its farmers [Video]

Gaza coronavirus lockdown makes things worse for its farmers

Farming in Gaza was already an uncertain way to make a living, and coronavirus has made a bad situation much worse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
Coronavirus Pandemic: Voices from Gaza [Video]

Coronavirus Pandemic: Voices from Gaza

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:31Published
COVID-19: Gaza ramps up medical equipment production [Video]

COVID-19: Gaza ramps up medical equipment production

The Palestinian territory has confirmed just 10 cases of the disease but medics fear a wider spread would have devastating effects on the territory.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

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A woman has died in Gaza Strip after contracting coronavirus, the Palestinian enclave's first known fatality from the global pandemic, the health ministry said on Saturday.
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Gaza girl, 13, teaches neighbourhood children during school closure

In a wooden shack in the Gaza Strip, a 13-year-old girl holds classes for neighbourhood children who have missed out on their studies since schools were closed in March due to the novel coronavirus..
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ICRC donates vital medical equipment to Gaza in coronavirus crisis

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday donated vital intensive care equipment to Gaza hospitals but said they remain underequipped for any wider outbreak of the new coronavirus..
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Too poor to buy, too scared to meet: Palestinians face joyless Ramadan

The electric lanterns and ornate decorations of Ramadan would normally be hanging in the streets of Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem by now, but not this year amid coronavirus restrictions and..
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Palestinian jailed in Gaza for breaking coronavirus quarantine

A Gaza court has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in jail for escaping from a coronavirus quarantine facility on the Egyptian border, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
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Gaza resumes coronavirus testing amid shortages

Coronavirus testing has resumed in the Gaza Strip after Israel allowed five testing kits purchased by the World Health Organization (WHO) into the enclave, a Gaza health ministry spokesman said on..
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Helen McCue told Olfat Mahmoud on the day they met that they would 'work well together'. Nearly 40 years later it's still true

The Australian human rights campaigner met the Lebanon-based Palestinian refugee while nursing at a Gaza hospital. Olfat’s quiet strength inspired Helen to change her career.  
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Hamas arrests Palestinians in Gaza for Zoom video chat with Israelis

Hamas arrested a Palestinian in Gaza on Thursday, saying that he had taken part in a video conference with Israelis and describing his act as "treason."
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Lockdown in West Bank, crowds in Gaza: Palestinians divided over coronavirus

Political and physical divisions between Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have induced two very different responses to the coronavirus pandemic, with a strict lockdown in the first and crowds..
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Israel seeks immediate resumption of talks on citizens held in Gaza

Israel called on Tuesday for the immediate resumption of talks on the return of four Israelis held for years in the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers said they might be willing..
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Israel links coronavirus aid for Gaza to recovering soldiers

Israel on Wednesday linked any assistance it might offer for the Gaza Strip's efforts against coronavirus to progress in its attempt to recover two Israeli soldiers lost during the 2014 war in the..
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Gaza medics switching focus from border protests to coronavirus

Scarcely two years ago Gaza's border with Israel was a deadly front line, with black smoke swirling around thousands of Palestinian protesters as they faced off against Israeli troops firing live..
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Qatar announces $150 million aid to Gaza to support U.N. programs, efforts to contain coronavirus

Qatar announced $150 million in aid to the Gaza Strip over a period of six months, to support United Nations humanitarian programs in the Palestinian territory and efforts to contain the new..
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First coronavirus cases confirmed in the Palestinian Gaza Strip

The first two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the densely-populated Gaza Strip, Palestinian health officials said on Sunday.
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Blockaded Gaza looks wryly on as world isolates itself

A sly dig at the international community, this is just one among a torrent of social media posts that has emerged from the blockaded Gaza Strip in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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How World Vision threatened its former head, Tim Costello, with legal action

There's a glaring omission in Tim Costello's memoirs: the arrest of World Vision's Gaza director while Costello was head of the charity. This is what happened.
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Ten killed in Gaza after bakery fire sweeps through packed market

At least 10 people, including six children, were killed on Thursday when a bakery fire swept through a crowded market in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, health officials said.
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Israel-Gaza ceasefire takes hold after two-day flare-up

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United Nations took hold on the Israel-Gaza border on Tuesday after two days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.
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Gaza-Israel hostilities flare through second day with rocket attacks, air strikes

Gaza militants on Monday fired rockets toward Israel, which responded with air strikes, in the second day of an escalation that ebbed but did not come to an end despite the Palestinian militant group..
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Islamic Jihad says it has ended rocket fire after two days of Gaza-Israel hostilities

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Monday it had ended its "military response" to Israel after two days of firing rockets from Gaza at its neighbour, which responded in turn with air..
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Israeli jets strike Islamic Jihad targets in Syria and Gaza: Israeli military

Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria, the Israeli military said on Monday, after the militant group and Israel exchanged rockets and air strikes..
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Israeli fire kills Palestinian trying to plant bomb at Gaza border: Israeli military

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian trying to plant explosives near Israel's border security fence with the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Israeli military said.
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Gaza farmers return to their lands along volatile Israeli border

Returning to his fields for the first time in 14 years, Palestinian farmer Naser Abu Isaeed surveyed the toll taken by conflict on formerly productive soil.
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Gazan bridegrooms end up in jail over unpaid debts

Bridegrooms in the Gaza Strip are finding marriage a path to debtors' prison rather than to happiness.
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Dutch court not competent to hear war crimes case against Israel's Gantz

A Dutch district court on Wednesday ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to hear a case against former Israeli Armed Forces chief Benny Gantz brought by a Dutch Palestinian who lost six relatives..
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'Slap of the century': Palestinians reject Trump Mideast plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan the "slap of the century" on Tuesday as thousands of Palestinians held protests in Gaza and the West..
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Hamas says it will confront Trump's 'aggressive' Middle East plan

Palestinian condemnation of the U.S. Middle East peace plan came swiftly on Tuesday night, with thousands protesting in Gaza and the militant Islamist group Hamas saying it would confront President..
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Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in Gaza border attack

Israeli troops on Tuesday shot and killed three Palestinians who threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the border from neighboring Gaza, Israel's military said.
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Three Gazans shot dead after throwing explosive towards Israeli troops: military

Israeli troops on Tuesday shot and killed three Palestinians who threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the border from neighboring Gaza, Israel's military said.
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Israel carries out Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket fire

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, and it responded with air strikes against facilities belonging to the enclave's ruling Hamas militant..
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Four Gaza rockets fired at Israel, military says, no casualties or damage reported

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, and there were no reports of casualties or damage.
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Lifeguards from Gaza are learning new skills on Sydney beaches

Two men from Gaza are learning new skills on Sydney beaches which may save lives back home.
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Palestinians in Gaza mourn Iran's Soleimani

Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Saturday mourned the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq.
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Muslim women spread Christmas cheer in Gaza

Muslim women in the Palestinian Gaza Strip have been hand-crafting gifts for the approaching Orthodox Christmas as part of a project to empower a traditional community.
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Palestinians to scale back protests on Israel-Gaza border

Palestinians in Gaza will scale back protests along the fortified border with Israel, factions in the strip said on Thursday, in a sign of a lasting detente between Israel and Gaza's Islamist rulers..
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Gaza rocket sends Netanyahu to shelter during campaign rally: TV

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at a southern Israeli city on Wednesday as it hosted a campaign rally by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prompted him to take shelter briefly before resuming the..
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Gaza rocket fired at Israeli city during Netanyahu visit: TV

A rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at a southern Israeli city on Wednesday as it hosted a campaign visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, prompting him to briefly take shelter, Israeli TV..
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Gaza Christians say few Israeli permits granted for Christmas travel

Fewer than half of Christians from Gaza who sought Israeli permits to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas have so far had their applications granted, members of the small..
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Israel reverses ban, Gaza Christians can visit Christmas sites

Christians in the Gaza Strip will be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas, Israel authorities said on Sunday, reversing a decision not to issue them permits.
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Qatar says its Gaza aid to continue through March 2020 at least

Qatar will continue providing humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip into next year, the gas-rich Gulf state's envoy to the Palestinian enclave said on Wednesday, a pledge that may help stave off conflict..
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Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.
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After 20 years, Palestinian mother and son reunited in Egypt

Palestinian journalist Amjad Yaghi was just nine years old when his mother left the Gaza Strip on what should have been a short trip to Egypt for medical treatment.
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A U.S. charity building a tent hospital in the Gaza Strip is causing Palestinian unease by offering foreign medical volunteers the opportunity of weekend tourism in Israel, just across the volatile..
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Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen at Gaza protest, Palestinians say

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian officials said.
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U.S. embassy in Jerusalem issues travel warning after Pompeo's settlement announcement

The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday warned Americans about traveling in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, soon after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States was softening its..
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Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce

Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an already tenuous..
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Renewed rocket fire into Israel jolts tenuous Gaza truce

Israeli missile defenses on Saturday intercepted two Palestinian rockets that were fired deep into southern Israel overnight on Saturday from the Gaza Strip, Israel's military said.
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Israel says it is probing 'harm to civilians' from deadly Gaza air strike

Israel's military said on Friday it was investigating "harm caused to civilians" from an air strike it carried out in Gaza that Palestinian medics said killed eight members of one family including five..
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Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.
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Islamic Jihad, Israel halt hostilities in Gaza, 34 Palestinians dead

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel halted hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday following Egyptian- and U.N.-mediated efforts to end the worst surge in fighting in..
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