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VIDEO | Gaza is a closed zone as restrictions imposed on it strangled inhabitants

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“The Epic Struggle of a Trapped Student” ~ by Fidaa Abuassi

19 Sep 2013 | Fida Abuassi.com | by Fidaa Abuassi Last night, I had a dream that I was running, running and running, and I kept running till I glanced an emergency exit. Though I cannot remember whether I made my way out, I woke up feeling breathless. Strangled. Suffocated. I cannot even find a […]

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PHOTOS | Women stage sit-in to demand an end to Gaza siege

[ PIC 18/09/2013 – 10:10 AM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– Hundreds of women and children have participated in a sit-in outside the Rafah border crossing southern Gaza Strip, calling on the Egyptian authorities to open the crossing permanently for patients and students. The sit-in was organized on Tuesday by the national committee to lift the siege […]

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Abu Sabha: 4500 Palestinians stranded at the Rafah crossing

[ PIC 16/09/2013 – 02:00 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Maher Abu Sabha, the director general of borders and crossings, said that 4,500 Palestinians were stranded at the Rafah border crossing after its closure for six consecutive days by the Egyptian authorities. He told Al-Rai government news agency on Monday that all those passengers were sick […]

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█▌ #OpenRafahBorder Now! ▶ Rafah crossing still closed for fifth day

[ PIC 15/09/2013 – 08:02 AM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– Egyptian authorities continued to shut down the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for the fifth day running on Sunday. Maher Abu Sabha, the director general of borders and crossings, said Egyptian authorities were still closing the terminal and that any new development would be […]

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Rafah crossing closed for fourth consecutive day | #OpenRafahBorder Now!

MaanNnews Agency | Published today 12:36 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Egyptian authorities kept the Rafah crossing with Gaza closed for a fourth consecutive day on Saturday. There have been frequent closures of the terminal in recent weeks as Egypt cracks down on militant groups in Sinai. The crossing was closed on Aug. 15 after nationwide […]

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#OpenRafahBorder Now! Palestinian proposal to end Rafah crossing crisis

[ PIC 12/09/2013 – 01:13 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Maher Abu Sabha, director-general of the Border Crossings Administration in Gaza, stated that the Palestinian government has presented a proposal to the Egyptian authorities to end the Rafah border crossing crisis. The proposal states that Palestinian travelers would be treated as pilgrims, so that their passports […]

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#OpenRafahBorder Now! Hammad cables Arab counterparts asking for urgent intervention

[ PIC 12/09/2013 – 12:18 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza interior minister Fathi Hammad has cabled three Arab counterparts urging them to immediately intervene with Egypt and allow opening of Rafah crossing. Hammad sent cables to the interior ministers of the Sudan, Qatar, and Oman on Thursday asking for their good offices with Egypt to […]

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MP Bahar calls on Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently

[ PIC 02/09/2013 – 03:51 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) has called on the Egyptian authorities to stop its campaign of demolishing the border tunnels which are used to bring vital supplies into the besieged Gaza Strip. Dr. Ahmed Bahar, first deputy chairman of the PLC, said in a press conference […]

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Israeli TV broadcasts operetta that hails Egyptian military coup

Middle East Monitor | Sept 2, 2013 Israeli mass media broadcast on Monday morning the operetta “Blessed are the Hands” to hail the Egyptian military forces that carried out the coup in Egypt last month.   Israel’s Channel 2 TV broadcast the operetta after Egyptian military bulldozers razed residential houses in the Egyptian Rafah in […]

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Gaza crisis deepens as Egypt closes border and tunnels

Al Ray Agencies | Sept 2, 2013   Gaza, Alray – Since the military coup took power in Egypt on 3 July the crisis engulfing the Gaza Strip has deepened following the closure of the Rafah Border Crossing and many of the lifeline tunnels by the Egyptian coup authorities. Fuel supplies in particular are being […]

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Egyptian man killed in Israeli shooting

[ PIC 31/08/2013 – 10:35 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli army forces fired at two Egyptians near the borders killing one of them and injuring the other at the pretext they did not respond to orders to stop and identify themselves. Egyptian media quoted a security source as saying that both were smugglers, adding that […]

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PHOTOS | Thousands of Palestinians stranded on both sides as Rafah border restrictions remain

Al Ray Agencies | Aug 27, 2013   Memo – The ongoing political crisis in Egypt has had a major influence on the people of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Rafah border crossing has been the Palestinians’ only route into and out of the territory since Israel imposed its siege in 2006. Restrictions put in […]

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Social Activist Kidnapped By The Army At Erez Terminal

 Tuesday August 27, 2013 10:12 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday morning [August 27, 2013], a Palestinian social activist, head of the Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA) after heading to the Erez Israeli terminal in an attempt to obtain a permit to head to the […]

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Egypt partially reopens Rafah crossing while thousands of people need to travel for treatment, study and work

[ PIC 24/08/2013 – 02:07 PM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– Egyptian authorities on Saturday partially reopened the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip, after closing it for several days. PIC’s correspondent reported that the Egyptian authorities reopened the crossing at 11:30 am (local time), and that hundreds of Palestinians were waiting on the Egyptian side of […]

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