GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Last years feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors. The center would be funded by Palestinian Americans who have pledged support, Mohammed Assaf, 24, said in an interview in the Gaza City office of The Associated Press

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UNRWA Building materials needed in Gaza The chief of the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees is calling for regular deliveries of construction materials to the Gaza Strip to speed up reconstruction. Pierre Krahenbuhl, the… By: Swim suit

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

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Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

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Fishing boats float in the Mediterranean Sea in the port of Gaza City, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)(The Associated Press) A Palestinian worker walks by a security camera, seen at upper right, that was installed to watch construction materials and for U.N. monitors to inspect periodically to make sure they are not diverted by Hamas for military use, while working in Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct.

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No concrete action on Gaza reconstruction pledges yet Palestinian factions are preparing for a fresh round of talks with the Israelis within a week. But it's not clear if Israeli is living up to its pledges in line with the ceasefire deal it…

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The UN says it will begin investigating attacks on its facilities during Israel’s recent war against Hamas in Gaza, that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the world body was investigating a deadly strike near one of its schools in the Gaza Stripand the alleged use of UN sites to store weapons

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Oct 21 2014 / 5:53 pm The Palestinian movement Hamas has warned that the Gaza Strip was running out of patience with Israels ongoing blockade of the Palestinian territory. The international community must intervene to commit Israel to lifting the siege and begin rebuilding Gaza before the latter runs out of patience, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a Tuesday statement

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Hamas Says Israel Foot-dragging over Gaza Siege

Oct 20 2014 / 8:00 pm The Hamas movement on Sunday urged the Palestinian Authority to facilitate the entry of construction material into the besieged Gaza Strip in order to speed up the reconstruction ahead of winter, as the first major rain of the fall season highlighted the challenges still facing tens of thousands of displaced Gazans.

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Hamas Blasts PA for Failing to Begin Gaza Reconstruction