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A decade under siege: Gaza health sector nears collapse.

Years of Israeli siege, coupled with crippling electricity cuts, have pushed the Strip's health system close to failure.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hamas: Eliminate the 'cancer' Israel.

Hamas spokesman refers to Israel as a "cancer", calls on Islamic nation to eliminate it.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Meet Gaza's youngest bird hunter.

Eleven-year-old Nasser Taeimah has risked Israeli fire in order to hone his craft.

- Al Jazeera - QA

A Turkish base in Qatar was revealed by Arab states’ 13 demands.

June 23, 2017, 5:35 PM One of the 13 demands four Arab states sent to Qatar this week was the removal of Turkish troops, as well as shutting down the Al Jazeera TV station and cutting ties with Tehran. DEBKAfile reports that Turkey, the only regional Muslim state backing the emirate, recently flew five armored troop ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Israeli defense minister accuses Abbas of pushing Israel-Hamas war.

To destroy Hamas rule, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pushes it into a confrontation with Israel.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Qatari crisis risks sparking new Israeli-Hamas confrontation.

The Qatar crisis might lead to a showdown between Israel and Hamas, with key Arab states dismissing the Islamist movement as a terrorist organization, leaving it vulnerable to Israeli attack and pressuring Qatar to drop support for it.

- Al-Monitor - EG

PA cuts salaries to Hamas prisoners.

The Palestinian Authority is exerting more pressure on Hamas with its latest move cutting off the allowances of former prisoners affiliated with the Gaza group.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Arab Factionalism in Gaza Electric Deal.

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas' electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down. The post Arab Factionalism in Gaza Electric Deal appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

Defusing the Electricity Crisis in Gaza -- For Now.

On June 22, the Gaza Power Plant came back online, following a shipment of diesel fuel from Egypt earlier in the week, offering a temporary reprieve from the crisis that had left Gaza residents with as little as three hours of electricity per day. The news came just as Israel completed an incremental reduction in ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Gaza's power station running again.

Gaza's sole power station is back up and working following fuel supplies from Egypt.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Palestinian press groups blast ban on websites linked to Abbas rivals.

The Palestinian Authority blocked 12 websites affiliated with the Hamas movement and with dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan, raising questions about the government's respect for press freedoms.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Gaza residents abandoned by Hamas, Abbas and Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu share the shameful responsibility of leaving innocent Gaza residents practically without electricity.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Gazans denounce claims Hamas is training extremists in Libya

Accusations by the spokesman of the forces of retired Maj. Gen. Khalifa Hifter that Hamas has provided technical support to some armed groups in Libya are rebutted and mocked by Palestinians amid a lack of evidence of Hamas' involvement in the North African country.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Is Abbas trying to drag Israel into a war against Hamas?

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- Arutz Sheva - IL

Gaza power plant back on, with help of alliance of old foes

The sole power plant in electricity-starved Gaza Strip sputtered back to life Thursday after receiving fuel from Egypt – a shipment that resulted from a surprising alliance between bitter ex-rivals, including the territory's ruling Hamas and an exiled former Gaza strongman.

- The Daily Star - LB

Lieberman: Abbas seeks to spark new Israeli-Hamas war

Israeli defence minister says cutting payments for electricity in Gaza aims at dragging Hamas into conflict with Israel.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Gaza is running perilously short of power. This time, it's not all Israel's fault.

Israel says the Palestinian Authority is starving Hamas and the coastal enclave of electricity. 

- Washington Post - US

Gaza's only power plant resumes after Egypt fuel delivery

Residents will still only get four hours of electricity a day, as Gaza's power crisis continues.

- BBC - UK

Gaza restarts power station as Egypt fuel eases crisis

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, June 22, 2017 - The Gaza Strip's sole power station has been fired up again, the energy authority in the Palestinian enclave said Thursday, after fuel supplies from Egypt helped to ease an energy crisis.

- The Daily Star - LB

Traffic congestion on highways as Eid holidaymakers rush home

The rush of Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers has created huge traffic congestion on a 13-kilometre stretch of Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Munshiganj’s Gazaria.

- BDNews24 - BD

EXCLUSIVE – Islamic State Jihadist: 'Dozens of Our Brothers Successfully Returned to Europe'

Dozens of Islamic State members have successfully "returned" to Europe and are poised to carry out attacks in the future, a Gaza-based jihadist who formerly fought in the Islamic State terrorist group claimed during a phone interview.

- Breitbart - US

Pal. leader seeks to force Hamas into war over Gaza crisis: Defense minister

June 22, 2017, 10:45 AM In a speech on Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the internal Palestinian conflict over the supply of electricity to Gaza is not going to end anytime soon. He predicted that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is going to halt the transfer of fuel, stop paying ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Gaza power plant back on, with help of alliance of old foes

An official says the sole power plant in electricity-starved Gaza has resumed operations after receiving 1 million liters of fuel from neighboring Egypt.

- FOX News - US

Defense minister accuses Abbas of wanting Israel-Hamas war

Israel's defense minister on Thursday accused Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas of trying to spark a fresh conflict between the Jewish state and Abbas's longtime rivals Hamas.

- The Daily Star - LB

Egypt Allows Fuel Supply to Gaza, Eases Electricity Crises

The Egyptian authorities on Wednesday allowed several trucks laden with industrial fuel into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip to allow the enclave's only functioning power plant to resume operations following a two-month hiatus. © Copyright Andolu Ajansi

- Albawaba - UK

Israel cuts electricity supply to Gaza for 3rd day

Israel cut the electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip for the third day, honoring a request by PA leader Abbas.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Egypt Sends Fuel to Power-Starved Gaza, Undercuts Abbas

Egypt on Wednesday trucked 1 million liters of cheap diesel fuel to the Gaza Strip's sole power plant — a rare shipment that temporarily eased a crippling electricity crisis in the Hamas-ruled enclave but also appeared to undercut Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas has been stepping up financial pressure on ...

- Voice of America - US

Private solar power systems catch on in Gaza

The National Economy Ministry in Gaza has lifted taxes and fees on alternative energy equipment to encourage residents to buy it to get through the ongoing electricity crisis.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Qatar's charity funding in Gaza dries up as Gulf crisis continues

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip worry about how the Gulf decision to cut ties with Qatar will affect the critical Qatar-funded relief and development projects in Gaza.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

Egypt Wednesday trucked 1 million liters of cheap diesel fuel to the Gaza Strip's sole power plant – a rare shipment that temporarily eased a crippling electricity crisis in the Hamas-ruled enclave but also appeared to undercut Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel is trying to cause a humanitarian crisis in Gaza to oust Hamas

Israel started cutting electricity to the Gaza Strip this week in a move that could translate to 21-hour blackouts and intensify the coastal enclave's already dire humanitarian crisis in the brutal heat of summer. In theory, the controversial move is meant to ramp up pressure on Hamas and amplify

- VICE News - US

US calls on UN Security Council to denounce Hamas

WASHINGTON , U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for a United Nations resolution that would condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization. Haley delivered her remarks Tuesday at a Security Council meeting on the Middle East, saying Hamas is a danger to both Israel and the Palestinians. The Security Council must unite to say that ...

- JTA - US

Israel cuts electricity supply to Gaza for 3rd day per Abbas request

JERUSALEM , Israel cut the electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip for the third day, honoring a request by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The cuts to Gaza City and southern Gaza were made Wednesday, amounting to a 30 percent cut over the past three days. Gaza residents are getting two to three...

- JTA - US

Egypt begins supplying Gaza with fuel amid electricity crisis

Egypt supplies 1 million liters of fuel for electric plant after Abbas halts payments for Gaza's electricity.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

News24.com | Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

Egypt is trucking 1 million litres of cheap fuel to Gaza's power plant, easing a crippling electricity crisis but also undercutting efforts to pressure territory's Hamas rulers

- News24.com - ZA

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million liters of fuel to Gaza, temporarily easing a crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave's two million residents with only a few hours of electricity per day

- The Daily Star - LB

Egypt sends fuel tankers to Gaza to ease power crisis

News comes as relief for Palestinians in the besieged strip, but reports that PA may prevent its use a cause for worry.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Egypt sends fuel for Gaza's only power plant as Hamas links thaw

GAZA - Egypt sent fuel on Wednesday to the Gaza Strip's only power plant to help alleviate an energy crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave's two million residents with less than three hours of electricity per day.

- Reuters - US

Hamas is behind Gaza's suffering, not Israel

No work, no water, and now no light: The oppression of Gazan people is the bloodline of Hamas.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Le pire évité à Bruxelles dans une «attaque terroriste»

L'homme abattu mardi soir par des soldats dans une gare de Bruxelles était un Marocain de 36 ans, et le bagage qu'il a fait exploser contenait «des clous et des bonbonnes de gaz», qui auraient pu faire de nombreuses victimes, a annoncé le parquet fédéral belge.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Egypt tops up Gaza's fuel supplies to ease electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave's desperate electricity crisis.

- France24 - FR

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

Officials say Egypt has begun trucking 1 million liters of cheap diesel fuel to Gaza's power plant, in a rare delivery meant to ease a crippling electricity crisis in the Hamas-ruled enclave.

- FOX News - US

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million liters of fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave's desperate electricity crisis.

- The Daily Star - LB

What Gazans Really Want: Hard Data About A Hard Problem

June 20, 2017 This month marks the tenth anniversary of the violent Hamas coup that took control over the 1.9 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. There is still no end in sight to their predicament – but this is most certainly not because Hamas enjoys popular support among the local population. In fact, reliable ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Banking on Qatar

Why the Qatar crisis is worrying the Gaza Strip.

- BBC - UK

Danon: UN Security Council provides platform for 'blood libels'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN slams Algerian diplomat's accusations that Israel turned Gaza into a concentration camp.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

'Hamas like ISIS' in Kerem Shalom, only 'door' to Gaza

Border crossing director, 'Qatar now only sponsor of Strip'

- ANSA - IT

Israel reduces power supply to Hamas-ruled Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip " Israel's national electric company on Monday cut back its already limited electricity shipments to the Gaza Strip, a step that is expected to worsen the power crunch plaguing the Hamas-controlled seaside...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Israel starts cutting elect supplies to Gaza

Israel starts cutting elect supplies to Gaza...

- MENAFN - JO

Timeline: the humanitarian impact of the Gaza blockade

2017 marks 50 years since the occupation of the Palestinian Territory and 10 years of the Gaza blockade. It has devastated Gaza's economy, caused widespread destruction and left most people largely cut off from the outside world. Check our timeline and find out how the blockade has been affecting Palestinians' ...

- Oxfam International - UK

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