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Egypt imposes life jail penalty for cross-border tunnel use

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People who dig and use cross-border tunnels in Egypt could face a maximum penalty of life in jail, state news agency MENA...

Closing of Egypt’s Rafah crossing leaves thousands of Gazans stranded

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Egypt's decision to shut its border with the Gaza Strip has stranded thousands of Palestinians on the Egyptian side of the border...

Egypt clears Gaza border area to create security buffer

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Egypt began clearing residents from its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to create a buffer zone following some of the...

Egypt partially reopens Gaza crossing after week-long closure

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Egypt partially reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, a week after it was closed in response to a...

Israeli air strike kills Palestinian militant in Gaza

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An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian member of Islamic Jihad and wounded two others in the southern Gaza Strip the militant...

Freed Shalit may find liberty tough

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Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was freed from five years of isolated captivity in the Gaza Strip to a joyous reception, but other...

Israel-Palestinian swap due in Sinai next week

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Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be freed from five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip some time next week in exchange...

Hamas sets Gaza entry restrictions for foreigners

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Hamas foreigners wishing to enter the Gaza Strip would require visas, enabling its Islamist administration to monitor aid workers and pro-Palestinian activists...

Turkey says can send warships to east Med any time

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Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkish warships could be sent to the Eastern Mediterranean at any time and Israel could not...

Gazans have mixed feelings over Abbas UN bid

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President Mahmoud Abbas's bid to seek UN recognition of a Palestinian state is not generating much enthusiasm in the isolated Gaza Strip,...

UN experts say Israel’s blockade of Gaza illegal

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Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip violates international law, a panel of human rights experts reporting to a UN body said,...

Israel troops kill Gaza gunman in incursion

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Israeli forces killed a Palestinian gunman and wounded two civilians during an incursion into the southern Gaza Strip militants and medical sources...

Gaza rocket lands in Egypt, border tension simmers

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A woman was injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into the Egyptian town of Rafah Egypt's state news...

Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce

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Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, agreed to a cease-fire after five days of cross-border violence, said...

Israeli air strike kills chiefs of Gaza’s PRC group

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An Israeli air strike killed the leader of an armed Palestinian faction, a top lieutenant and three other members in the southern...

Jobless Gaza enters 5th year of Israeli blockade

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The Gaza Strip enters its fifth year of a full Israeli blockade by land, air and sea with unemployment at 45.2...

Egypt frees Bedouins held after 2004-06 bombings

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Egyptian authorities released 35 Bedouins who were detained after bombings in Sinai resorts in 2004-2006, the latest move to ease tensions in...

Israel offers to let Europe diplomats visit Gaza: official

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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has invited his Italian counterpart to lead a delegation of European foreign ministers to the Hamas-controlled Gaza...

Israel is easing Gaza land blockade

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Israel says it is easing a land blockade of the Gaza Strip that drew heightened international criticism after its deadly raid on...

Egypt lets Muslim Brotherhood MPs into Gaza

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Egypt allowed lawmakers from the Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition groups to enter the blockaded Gaza Strip, but barred construction material contained...

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