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In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes.

GAZA CITY, March 23 — More and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, highlighting the humanitarian issues facing the Palestinian enclave that the UN says could become uninhabitable by 2020. The situation has already reached...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Is Hamas prepping for a 'State of Gaza'?.

Hamas' announcement of the formation of an administrative committee to manage Gaza's governmental affairs has some wondering if it is paving the way for dissociating Gaza from the West Bank.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Palestinians: Israeli shelling kills one along Gaza border.

Palestinian officials said Israeli shelling has killed one person and wounded two others near the southern Gaza town of Rafah.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israeli shelling in Gaza kills one Palestinian teenager, injures two others.

A Palestinian teenager was killed and two others were injured early Wednesday by an Israeli shelling in the southern Gaza Strip, according to Gaza's health ministry. In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the dead Palestinian as Yousef Shaban Abu Adra, 18. © Copyright Andolu Ajansi

- Albawaba - UK

Australia finds no evidence its World Vision funds went to Hamas.

, An Australian government investigation found no evidence that funds it gave to the US-based Christian charity World Vision International were diverted to Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The Australian government suspended some funding to World Vision last year after Israeli allegations that a senior official in the Gaza Strip, ...

- JTA - US

Women dare to dance in Gaza.

Female dance troupes that perform at weddings are increasingly popular in Gaza as women try to earn income for themselves and their families.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Palestinian teen killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza City, says official.

A Palestinian was killed and two others injured before dawn on Wednesday by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, according to a Palestinian official. The post Palestinian teen killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza City, says official appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Hamas still digging terror tunnels but IDF can deal with them: chief of staff.

March 22, 2017, 10:56 AM The IDF chief of staff said Wednesday morning that Hamas continues to dig tunnels in Gaza for attacks against Israel, and that the tunnels pose a very serious threat but do not threaten Israel's existence. Lieut. Gen. Gady Eisenkot was speaking a meeting of a Knesset committee examining how the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

WATCH: 2,000 Israeli Reservists Train for Possible Gaza War.

Some 2,000 reserve soldiers were called up this week to simulate war in the Gaza Strip, as part of the military's largest planned exercise of 2017, the army said.

- Breitbart - US

Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in Gaza.

Palestinian officials say one 18-year-old male teen has been killed and two others wounded by Israeli artillery fire.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Jerusalem students in limbo after Israel school closure.

Israeli occupation authorities shut down the private school a month ago, alleging an affiliation with Hamas.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Palestinians: Israeli shelling kills 1 along Gaza border

Palestinian officials say Israeli shelling has killed one person and wounded two others near the southern Gaza town of Rafah.

- FOX News - US

Palestinians: Israeli shelling kills 1 along Gaza border

JERUSALEM " Palestinian officials say Israeli shelling has killed one person and wounded two others near the southern Gaza town of Rafah.Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra says the body of 18-year-old Yousef Abu...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Treading water: the worsening water crisis and the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism

Treading water: the worsening water crisis and the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism 22 March 2017Two and a half years after the devastating destruction in Gaza, this paper analyses the effectiveness of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism in improving access to water, health and sanitation services and identifies urgent steps ...

- Oxfam International - UK

UN-brokered system for Gaza reconstruction after 2014 conflict failing

UN-brokered system for Gaza reconstruction after 2014 conflict failing22 March 2017The system designed to reconstruct Gaza after the 2014 conflict is failing to meet the needs of 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza, as an already dire water and sanitation crisis escalates dangerously, Oxfam warned today in a new report.

- Oxfam International - UK

Israel Plans Mass Evacuation If War Erupts Again

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups. The mass evacuations ...

- Voice of America - US

IDF foils Palestinian infiltration attempt from southern Gaza

March 22, 2017, 7:45 AM In an incident before dawn on Wednesday morning, an IDF tank force spotted a number of Palestinians trying to cut through the Gaza border fence in an area east of the city of Rafah. The force fired several rounds at the group, killing one and wounding two others.

- DEBKAFile - IL

Palestinian killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza: Official

A Palestinian was killed and two others injured before dawn on Wednesday by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, according to a Palestinian official.

- Zee News - IN

Israel plans to evacuate 250,000 from border areas if Hamas, Hezbollah again wage war

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups. The mass evacuations ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Australian probe clears World Vision on Gaza

Australian government finds no evidence that taxpayer money was misused by World Vision in Gaza.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israel preps for war on Gaza and Lebanon

Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other groups.

- The Daily Star - LB

Hamas aims to improve image with new program

The group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off Western terrorism lists.

- The Daily Star - LB

2000 Reserve soldiers practice Gaza fighting

Sinai Division, whose sole purpose is Gaza combat, completes large-scale division exercise in which all relevant scenarios rehearsed.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israel plans mass evacuation if Islamic militants go to war with them

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

'Lack of action benefits Hamas'

'We face two possible existential threats if political deadlock and rifts in Israeli state not resolved'

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas, Israel says

Israel's Shin Bet security agency said Tuesday that it had arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government on suspicion of diverting funds to militants.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Israel arrests Turkish aid agency official for 'aiding Hamas'

Israeli authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a Palestinian employee in Gaza of Turkey's international aid agency TIKA on accusations of diverting its project funds to Hamas.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel: Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas

JERUSALEM " Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government on suspicion of illicitly diverting funds to militants.The Shin Bet says Tuesday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Israel: Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas

JERUSALEM — Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish...

- Townhall.com - US

Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas, Israel says

Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government on suspicion of illicitly diverting funds to militants.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Israel: Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas

Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government on suspicion of illicitly diverting funds to militants.

- FOX News - US

Gaza coach introduces baseball to Palestinian women in football-crazy Middle East

The players, who work out on a small football pitch in a southern Gaza town, admit they are still trying to understand the rules of baseball. The post Gaza coach introduces baseball to Palestinian women in football-crazy Middle East appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off…

- Billings Gazette - US

Australian probe clears World Vision over Gaza case

An Australian government probe has found no evidence taxpayer money was misused by the World Vision NGO in the Gaza Strip, after Israel alleged millions of dollars were diverted to Hamas

- The Daily Star - LB

No evidence World Vision funds diverted to Hamas: DFAT

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says an internal review into World Vision funding in Gaza has uncovered nothing to suggest any diversion of government aid funding to Hamas.

- ABC News - AU

Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip " The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off Western...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off Western terrorism lists.

- FOX News - US

Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring...

- Townhall.com - US

Palestinian Women Try to Bring Baseball to Gaza

The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime. They are trying to bring baseball to the Gaza Strip, an effort that is still in its early innings. The players, who work out on a small ...

- Voice of America - US

Gaza receives first batch of construction trucks in 10 years

The Egyptian authorities allowed for dozens of trucks carrying construction materials to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, as part of its openness policy toward the small enclave that has been besieged by Israel since 2007.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Inside Gaza's 'recycled library'

A group of students, in partnership with Al Nayzak Organization, helped establish a library in Gaza, made up of recycled items and used books, to encourage reading among Palestinians.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Palestinian women try to bring baseball to Gaza Strip

The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime.

- The Daily Star - LB

For Gaza Women, Baseball Is a Hit

A women's baseball team in the Gaza Strip is offering female athletes in the conservative Palestinian enclave an opportunity to learn a new game.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Shin Bet chief: 400 arrests prevented hundreds of terror attacks

March 20, 2017, 10:27 AM “The past year proved that we have learned to deal with solo terrorism with the help of advanced intelligence technology,” Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman reported Monday in a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee. Security forces arrested more than 400 suspects ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Palestinian women try to bring baseball to Gaza

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime.

- Billings Gazette - US

Palestinians: Abbas's Empty Promises

Notably, these calls in favor of an armed struggle against Israel were coming from the streets of Ramallah and not the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Abbas can make all the promises in the world to the new US envoy. Fulfillment of any of them, however, is a

- Hudson New York - US

Palestinian women try to bring baseball to Gaza

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip " The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime.They are trying...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Palestinian women try to bring baseball to Gaza

The young Palestinian women substitute Islamic headscarves for baseball caps and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime.

- FOX News - US

Palestinian women try to bring baseball to Gaza

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with...

- Townhall.com - US

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