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Egypt allows travel of 1300 Palestinian passengers via Rafah crossing

[ PIC 28/06/2012 – 10:37 AM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– The Egyptian authorities have allowed 1300 Palestinian passenger to travel across the Rafah border terminal on Wednesday, Ayub Abu Shaar, the director of the Rafah terminal, said on Wednesday night. He denied local press reports that the Egyptian authorities had officially increased the number of travelers […]

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Haneyya calls on Egypt PM to ease border restrictions

[ 17/07/2011 – 03:08 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haneyya has called on his Egyptian counterpart Essam Sharaf to ease travel procedures on the Rafah border crossing. In a letter he sent with Palestinian government delegates visiting Egypt, Haneyya expressed gratitude for Egypt’s support for the Palestinians’ right to freedom and self-determination, […]

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EWASH: One Year since Israel Announced Easing of Blockade Policy but Clean Water not Flowing Easily

PNN – Palestine News Network –  15.07.11 – 14:36 Gaza – PNN – The Water Sanitation and Hygiene Group (EWASH) issued a report saying that even though Israel announced last year that it will ease the blockade; Gaza Strip residents still don’t have clean water running from their taps as up to 95 percent of […]

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Egypt to increase passenger numbers at Rafah crossing

Published today (updated) 07/07/2011 17:25 GAZA (Ma’an) — The Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Gaza Strip Mohammad Awad said Thursday that the government has received assurances from Egyptian officials that the country will begin increasing the volume of passengers using the Rafah crossing. “The problem of the crossing was presented to more than one […]

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Palestinians urge Egypt to ease restrictions at Rafah

PublishedJune 17, 2011 21:56 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian authorities in Gaza are urging Cairo to increase the number of travelers allowed to cross the Rafah border each day, crossings official Hatem Oweida said Friday. Oweida said 12,000 Gaza residents had registered to travel to Egypt by August, and that at least 300 – 400 […]

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Egypt Opens Rafah Border – in pictures

Special Topic | Egypt opens Rafah Border with Gaza but still no Real End of the Restrictions on Movement for Palestinians Skiping the opinions of media | Here The Real Facts Rafah: a return to the status quo? | Leila Hada Gaza Rheat Sheet | Real data on the Gaza Closure| PDF | Gisha

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Relatives of prisoners stage sit-in before Red Cross to demand ease of restrictions and treatment of the sick

[ 11/05/2011 – 08:46 PM ] JENIN, (PIC)– Families of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails have called for the establishment of an international investigative committee to probe Israeli violations of prisoners’ rights. The relatives staged a sit-in before the Red Cross office in Jenin city on Wednesday calling on it and on human rights […]

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Egyptian government to ease siege on Gaza

April 22, 2011 CAIRO (Ma’an) — The Egyptian government will apply new procedures at the Rafah crossing on the Egypt-Gaza border to ease travel for residents of the besieged coastal enclave, officials said Thursday. During a meeting in Cairo, Baha Ad-Dusuqi, head of Palestinian affairs in the Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, informed Gaza government […]

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Hamas govt promises to ease media restrictions

March 25, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) The head of the media office of the Gaza government, Hassen Abu Hasheesh, said Friday that the ministry of interior decided to end harassment of journalists in the Gaza Strip. “After consulting with the minister of interior, Fathi Hammad, and as a result of a quick meeting between media […]

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Gaza’s gas crisis returns as Israel downsizes on imports to the region

[ 18/12/2010 – 04:41 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The large majority of Gaza Strip’s propane refill stations have shut their doors this week after having run out of propane as Israeli authorities dangerously reduce the quantity of gas supplied to the region. “The continuing reduction in the amount of gas permitted into the Gaza […]

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UNRWA operations head refutes Israel’s claims of easing Gaza siege

[ 11/11/2010 – 04:00 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– UNRWA operations director in Gaza John Ging refuted Thursday Israel’s claims to easing its siege on the Gaza Strip, confirming that there has been no material change on the lives of people since Israel announced an ease on the economic siege of the region. Ging accused […]

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