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Children from Gaza visit Jerusalem for first time.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Reuters Video: Fisherman catches message in a bottle in isolated Gaza.

Message in a bottle found by Palestinian fisherman is seen as sign of hope for Gaza fishing village working under Israeli naval blockade. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vandals scrawl anti-Israel graffiti on Bulgarian Jewish monument.

, A monument put up by Jews in Bulgaria to thank the town of Vidin for preventing the deportation of its Jews during the Holocaust was vandalized. The Thanksgiving Monument, erected in 2003, was spray-painted with the words Allah,' Palestine,' Hamas,' and the Islamic star and crescent moon symbol, the Shalom Organization of ...

- JTA - US

Fisherman nets message in a bottle in isolated Gaza Strip.

Fisherman nets message in a bottle in isolated Gaza Strip...

- MENAFN - JO

Fisherman in isolated Gaza nets message in a bottle from holidaymakers in Greece.

For Palestinian fisherman Jihad al-Soltan, it was a surprise summer catch - a message in a bottle that he netted off a Gaza beach.

- Stuff - NZ

Jewish monument defaced in Bulgarian town.

, A monument put up by Jews in Bulgaria to thank the town of Vidin for preventing the deportation of its Jews during the Holocaust was vandalized. The Thanksgiving Monument, erected in 2003, was spray-painted with the words Allah,' Palestine,' Hamas,' and the Islamic star and crescent moon symbol, the Shalom Organization of ...

- JTA - US

Fisherman nets message in a bottle in isolated Gaza.

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 from the Greek island of Rhodes, placed in the water by a vacationing British couple in July. "We are currently on holiday on Rhodes ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Palestinians: When Suicide Attacks Are Bad.

The emergence of ISIS-inspired groups in the Gaza Strip has long been an open known secret. This is the inconvenient truth that Hamas has been working hard to conceal for the past few years. Obstinately holding on to an imaginary dream, some political

- Hudson New York - US

Watch: The bitter realities of life in Gaza .

    In the summer of 2014, Ala Balata lost his entire family in the Intifada. But he lives in the Gaza strip, so even if he wanted to, he will never be able to escape the memories of his lost loved ones. Every Ramadan, he reflects on his family's absence and tries to piece his life back together.

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Suicide attack on Hamas militants indicates evolving security relationship with Egypt and continuation of Palestinian reconciliation.

Key Points Hamas appears to be successfully implementing the security conditions of a reconciliation deal between rival Palestinian factions and supported by Egypt and the UAE. Hamas militants and leaders are likely to increasingly be targeted by jihadist groups operating from within Gaza in

- Jane’s - US

Saudi gamble on Hamas could pay off, or enrich rival Iran.

The Saudis are increasing pressure on Hamas, which might win them points with US President Donald Trump and Israel, but drive the Palestinian movement and its allies toward Iran.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Palestinian children from Gaza visit Jerusalem for the first time

It was a journey of just 80km, but for the nearly 100 children who visited Jerusalem today, it seemed like they had travelled to a distant world.For the vast majority, it was their first trip outside of Gaza, the largely blockaded...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Palestinian FM welcomed rapprochement between Egypt and Hamas

Palestinian FM welcomed rapprochement between Egypt and Hamas...

- MENAFN - JO

With selfie sticks, excitement and apprehension, Gazan children visit Jerusalem for the first time 

About 100 children from Gaza traveled to the Old City on a rare journey outside of the blockaded strip. 

- Washington Post - US

Palestinian foreign minister welcomes Egypt-Hamas ties

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki welcomed Egypt's closer ties with Hamas, calling on the movement to bring an end to the rift between the Palestinian factions.

- The Daily Star - LB

Group of Gazan children get first glimpse of Jerusalem

Dozens of Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip saw occupied Jerusalem and two of its holy sites for the first time Sunday as part of a U.N.-run exchange program.

- The Daily Star - LB

Gaza children visit Jerusalem

Arab children get brief respite from Hamas rule on trip to Jerusalem, Ramallah.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attack

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip " Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian after he attacked Israeli policemen at a West Bank checkpoint, stabbing one of the officers.The Palestinian Health Ministry says the shooting took place...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Group of Gazan children get first glimpse of Jerusalem

Dozens of Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip saw Jerusalem and two of its holy sites for the first time on Sunday as part of a UN-run exchange programme.

- The Daily Star - LB

Three Palestinians detained in Jerusalem and Gaza

Three Palestinians detained in Jerusalem and Gaza...

- MENAFN - JO

Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas, militants

Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas, militants...

- MENAFN - JO

From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

Vacationers from England tossed the bottle into the Mediterranean. It floated nearly 500 miles and into the net of a Palestinian fisherman. He said it was the first piece of mail he had ever received.

- NPR - US

Shelling causes widespread fires near south Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh camp

South Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh Saturday saw intense shelling from Fatah Movement against extremists and the withdrawal of Hamas Movement from the coalition of Palestinian parties maintaining security in the camp, a source told The Daily Star

- The Daily Star - LB

Egypt re-closes border with Gaza after brief opening

Egypt re-closes border with Gaza after brief opening...

- MENAFN - JO

The week's best photojournalism

Community members hold a vigil for Heather Heyer following the deadly white nationalist protest on Aug. 19 in Charlottesville, Virginia. | A balloon flies over Bristol during the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in southwest England. | Pigs are herded off a platform into water during a daily exercise at a pig farm in ...

- The Week - US

Israel, Hamas, Egypt indirectly cooperating against IS

While Egypt and Hamas coordinate efforts against the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula, Israel is providing intelligence to Egypt to boost these efforts.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Hamas camp trains children for 'liberation of Palestine'

Hamas holds closing ceremony in Gaza for boys and girls attending the terrorist group's summer camp.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Hamas holds war-ready summer camp graduation

Hamas held a closing ceremony in the Gaza Strip on Friday for a batch of the 120,000 boys and girls attending the Islamist movement's controversial summer schools.

- The Daily Star - LB

The UAE is Going to Send $15 million to Gaza Each Month. But How Will Hamas Spend It?

The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, Gulf News reported Thursday, citing Palestinian Arab politician Mohammad Dahlan. "15 million dollars will be pumped monthly from the beginning of next month to the Palestinian Joint Liability Committee in support of relief, humanitarian and development ...

- Albawaba - UK

H.R. McMaster-Endorsed Book Calls Jihad Peaceful, Al-Qaida Terrorism 'Resistance'

TEL AVIV -- A book on terrorism endorsed and touted by H.R. McMaster, the embattled White House National Security Adviser, calls Hamas an Islamist political group' while failing to categorize the deadly organization as a terrorist group, and refers to al-Qaida attacks and anti-Israel terrorism as resistance.'

- Breitbart - US

Two initiatives revive hopes for Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas' politburo member and the Patriots to End the Split announced two similar initiatives to end the Palestinian division, which some say are not enough to solve the internal dispute between Hamas and Fatah in the near future.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Hamas is known for its suicide attacks. Now it's been hit by one for the first time.

The blast in Gaza comes as tensions rise between Hamas and Islamic State militants.

- Washington Post - US

Bomber kills Hamas guard in rare attack on Gaza-Egypt border

A Hamas security guard died Thursday when a suicide bomb was detonated as two men approached the Gaza-Egypt border, a government spokesman said.

- UPI - US

UAE to fund $15 million monthly to Gaza: official

The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, a Palestinian politician said Thursday, as its rulers Hamas move closer to a UAE-based rival to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

- The Daily Star - LB

'Isis' suicide bomber kills Hamas Islamist in the Gaza Strip – world first

Hamas guards refused to let the bomber through the Rafah crossing into Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A suicide bomber blew himself up in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing a Hamas militant who was trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt, Hamas announced, blaming an Islamic State…

- Billings Gazette - US

Hamas struck by suicide attack in Gaza for the first time

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas security guard in the Gaza Strip near the border with Egypt on Thursday, the first such attack to hit the Palestinian militant group.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Suspected Islamic State Suicide Bomber in Gaza Kills Hamas Security Guard

A suspected Islamic State extremist killed a Palestinian security guard in a suicide attack near a crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the first bombing by jihadists against Hamas, at a time of shifting allegiances in the Middle East.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Hamas struck by suicide attack in Gaza for the first time

The blast comes as tensions rise between Hamas and Islamic State militants.

- Washington Post - US

Suspected Islamic State Suicide Bomber in Gaza Kills Hamas Security Guard

A suspected Islamic State extremist killed a Palestinian security guard in a suicide attack near a crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the first bombing by jihadists against Hamas and a sign of shifting allegiances in the Middle East.

- Wall Street Journal - US

A suicide bomber blows himself up at Hamas checkpoint

August 17, 2017, 10:49 AM Officials in Gaza report that a Palestinian suicide bomber early Thursday blew himself up at a Hamas checkpoint on the Egyptian border, injuring several Hamas operatives. One died later. They attributed the attack to the Islamic State. A man accompanying the suicide bomber was also wounded. This ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Two killed in confrontation on Gaza-Egypt border

Two killed in confrontation on Gaza-Egypt border...

- MENAFN - JO

Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on Thursday, officials said, in what was seen as a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma

KIBBUTZ NIRIM, Israel " Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hamas: We’ve built many towns underground. Israel is scared

August 16, 2017, 8:26 PM The new Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said Wednesday that his movement doesn’t war with Israel, but if it does happen, “Hamas will pulverize Israel.” He claimed that many towns have been built under ground - not just tunnels, as Israel says. He warned against ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

2 killed, 5 wounded in ISIS suicide bombing in Gaza

 Two were killed, including a suicide bomber, and five injured early on Thursday in a suicide bombing attack after an Islamic State member carried out on the borders between southern Gaza Strip and Egypt, security officials said.

- Zee News - IN

Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas and rival Islamist militant

A Hamas security man and a member of a rival Islamist militant group were killed on Thursday in a confrontation in the Gaza Strip near the Palestinian enclave's border with Egypt, security sources said. The post Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas and rival Islamist militant appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

Gaza: Suicide bomber wounds several in faceoff with security

Gaza's Hamas authorities say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security officers tried to stop him from infiltrating into Egypt, and several people were wounded.

- FOX News - US

Hamas guard killed in suicide bombing in southern Gaza

Several Hamas security men also injured in the bombing blamed on ISIL near the Palestinian enclave's border with Egypt.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hamas leader threatens to 'pummel' Israel

Yahya Sinwar, who was released in the Shalit deal, says Hamas will pummel Israel if it starts a war.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

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