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Region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea

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Gaza Strip: Region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea
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 State of Palestine.

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Dutch Palestinian seeks war crimes damages from Israel's Gantz

A Dutch Palestinian who lost six relatives during a 2014 bombing of Gaza sought compensation on Tuesday from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is contesting a tight election against..
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With Gaza war talk, Russia visit, Netanyahu fights on in election race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday threatened war in Gaza and then flew to Russia to discuss Israeli freedom of action in Syria with President Vladimir Putin as a frenetic election..
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Videos for Gaza Strip

Gaza in state of alert after blasts kill 3 Hamas policemen [Video]Gaza in state of alert after blasts kill 3 Hamas policemen

Increased Hamas presence on main roads of the Palestinian enclave after two bombings target security forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Israel kills three Palestinians in besieged Gaza Strip [Video]Israel kills three Palestinians in besieged Gaza Strip

Officials say three Palestinians killed, one wounded, after overnight Israeli attacks in northern Gaza.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

Netanyahu condemns stabbing of Israeli soldier in West Bank [Video]Netanyahu condemns stabbing of Israeli soldier in West Bank

The body of an Israeli soldier was found near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and the military said he had been stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stage

Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in..
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Rocket siren forces Israel's Netanyahu off stage at campaign rally

Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election campaign rally in southern Israel on Tuesday after sirens sounded warning of a rocket attack from Gaza.
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Rocket siren, warning of attack from Gaza, forces Netanyahu off stage at campaign rally: Israeli TV

Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election campaign rally in southern Israel on Tuesday after sirens warning of a possible rocket attack from Gaza sounded, Israeli..
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Israeli troops kill Gaza teens during border protests: medics

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.
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War and poverty drive Gazans to seek better life in Europe despite dangers

Shaban Khalaf's advice to any other Gazans thinking of heading to Europe in search of a better life, as he did, is blunt: don't bother - it's not worth the danger and the expense.
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Hamas says Gaza blasts that killed three policemen were suicide bombings

Hamas said on Wednesday that explosions that killed three police officers in Gaza on Tuesday were carried out by two suicide bombers and that an investigation was underway to discover who sent them.
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Explosions hit Gaza police checkpoints, three dead: officials

Explosions hit two police checkpoints in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three officers and wounding several other Palestinians, the Hamas-run interior ministry said, declaring a state of emergency..
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Israel reduces Gaza fuel supply after rocket attack

Israel said on Monday it was cutting by half the amount of fuel it supplies to Gaza's only power plant, in response to rocket attacks from the Palestinian territory.
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Qatari envoy says Israel, Hamas committed to truce despite violence

Israel and the Islamist group Hamas have no desire to go to war despite an uptick in violence, the Qatari envoy who helped mediate a truce between the sides along the volatile Gaza border, said on..
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Israel fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed

Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian gunmen as they tried to cross the Gaza border, the military said on Sunday and Palestinian health officials said three of the men were killed.
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Israeli troops kill militant on Gaza border: medic, military

Israeli soldiers fired at a Palestinian militant on the Gaza border on Sunday, the military said, and a Palestinian medic said the man was killed.
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Israeli military kills four Palestinian militants on Gaza border: statement

Israeli forces opened fire on four Palestinian militants near the Gaza border fence on Saturday, killing the men, the Israeli military said.
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Gazans too poor to afford sheep for Eid sacrifice under blockade, Israel cash row

Ali usually marks the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha with his family in the Gaza Strip by sacrificing a sheep, a customary annual ritual for those who can spare the cost.
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Israeli forces kill armed Palestinian who infiltrated from Gaza: military

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian on Thursday after he crossed the border from Gaza and fired at the troops, wounding three of them, the Israeli military said.
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Israeli troops mistakenly kill Hamas man in Gaza: military

Israeli soldiers mistakenly shot an operative of Islamist group Hamas on Thursday who had been trying to stop Palestinians approaching the Israel-Gaza border, the Israeli military said.
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Hamas says Israeli troops kill fighter on Gaza border

Israel's military said soldiers opened fire on Thursday after spotting two Palestinian gunmen near the Gaza border fence, and the Hamas militant group said one of its fighters was killed.
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Palestinians reject economic solutions from 'punitive' U.S.

Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to..
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Long line of Israeli-Palestinian peace bids precede Trump push

The United States is holding an economic conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday to encourage investment in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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Palestinians rally against Kushner's economic peace plan

Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in..
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Exclusive: White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

The Trump administration's $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5..
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Exclusive: Trump's 'economy first' approach to Mideast peace built on big-money projects

The Trump administration's $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5..
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Hamas chief details terms for calm with Israel

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday that two industrial zones, a new power line and a hospital would be built for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as part of truce understandings between his..
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Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power line

A Qatari technical delegation held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip this week about helping pay for a proposed new power line between them, officials on both sides said on Tuesday, marking a..
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Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza, calling attack response to rocket fire

Israeli aircraft attacked a Hamas target in Gaza on Thursday after a Palestinian rocket strike, the Israeli military said, in the first serious cross-border flare-up since a surge in fighting last..
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend U.S.-led Palestine investment meeting

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, part of U.S. President Donald Trump's..
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U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinian areas as first part of peace plan

The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage..
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Palestinians won't attend U.S.-led conference in Bahrain: minister

Palestinian officials will not attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to draw investment to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday.
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Palestinians say they weren't consulted about U.S.-led economic conference

The Palestinians have not been consulted about a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister..
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Nearly 50 Palestinians wounded in 'Catastrophe' anniversary protests on Gaza-Israel border

Israeli troops wounded nearly 50 Palestinians at the Gaza border on Wednesday during protests to mark the 71st anniversary of the "Nakba", or catastrophe, when many Palestinians lost their homes in the..
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Health funding gap means 1,700 in Gaza may face amputations: U.N.

A lack of health funding in Gaza means 1,700 people shot by Israeli security forces may have to have amputations in the next two years, Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for occupied..
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Qatar pledges $480 million in support of Palestinians: Foreign Ministry

Qatar pledged 480 million dollars in support of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, Qatar's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
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Israelis living near Gaza border angry about ceasefire

There was anger and dismay on the Israeli side of the Gaza border on Monday after two days of rocket blasts and air-raid sirens that ended with a ceasefire.
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Gaza laments deadly start to Ramadan, amid funerals and debris

After two sleepless days and nights of Israeli shelling and Palestinian rocket fire, Gazans on Monday faced a first day of Ramadan overshadowed by funerals and the grim task of pulling bodies from..
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Gaza-Israel border falls quiet as ceasefire takes hold

A surge in deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight with Palestinian officials reporting that Egypt had mediated a ceasefire on Monday ending the most serious spate..
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Israel to resume Tamar gas field production after Gaza truce

Israel will resume gas production from offshore Tamar field after a ceasefire brought an end to a surge in violence in the Gaza Strip, the energy ministry said on Monday.
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Palestinians report Gaza truce with Israel as violence ebbs

A deadly surge in violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight and Palestinian officials reported that Egypt had mediated a truce early on Monday.
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Palestinians say Gaza ceasefire reached with Israel

Palestinian officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel on Monday to end a recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.
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Trump: U.S. backs Israel 100 percent against Gaza rocket attacks

President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States fully supported Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza and called for an end to the Palestinian militant attacks, warning..
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Israel halts gas supplies from Tamar due to Gaza violence

Israel's energy minister decided on Sunday to temporarily halt natural gas supplies from the offshore field Tamar due to a surge in violence with Gaza militants, the ministry said in a statement.
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Iran slams Israel's 'savage' attack on Gaza, blames 'U.S. support': report

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned what it called Israel's "savage" attack on Gaza, and blamed "unlimited U.S. support" for Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
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Death tolls rise in surging Israel-Gaza fighting

Rockets from Gaza killed three people in an Israeli city while five Palestinian militants died on Sunday in surging cross-border fighting that included a return by Israel to singling out enemy..
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Israel kills Hamas commander in first targeted strike in years

Israel killed a Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in what the military described as a targeted strike and Palestinians said was the first such action since the 2014 war in the Palestinian..
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Netanyahu pledges 'massive strikes' in Gaza in third day of border fighting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he ordered the military to continue "massive strikes" against militants in Gaza as a surge in cross-border hostilities ran into a third day.
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