GAZA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Implementing reconciliation deals between the Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ‘ Fatah Party, the latest bid reached in Cairo, and ending feuds between the two rivals would speed up reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian analysts said Saturday. Following a two-day dialogue sponsored by Egypt, the two rival groups agreed on Thursday to implement all provisions in their previous reconciliation understandings, especially the ones related to operation of the new consensus government.

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Palestinian unity key to Gaza reconstruction

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BBC News : Gaza conflict Drone footage reveals extent of damage In Gaza, families are slowing returning to their homes, but for many they will find them razed to the ground. Drone footage reveals the extent of damage to Gaza City caused by the recent conflict…

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BBC News : Gaza conflict Drone footage reveals extent of damage – Video

Sides in Gaza Talks Dig in as Cease-Fire End Looms to war.” Hamas has repeatedly ….. weapons, while Israel says it needs …..

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West Bank News, Photos and Videos – ABC News

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A poll of Israeli public opinion in the aftermath of the ground invasion of Gaza finds overwhelming approval of the military operation among Israeli Jews. A total of 92% of Israeli Jews agreed that Operation Protective Edge was justified, according to the monthly Peace Index poll published Tuesday by the Israel Democracy Institute, an independent…

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Poll: 92% of Israeli Jews Say Operation Protection Edge Was Justified

World (JERUSALEM) An investigation of a fatal West Bank clash between Israeli forces and Palestinian stone-throwers indicates that troops used live fire without justification and in violation of the armys rules of engagement, an Israeli human rights group said Tuesday. Two Palestinian teens were killed and one was wounded in last weeks confrontation


Group: Troops Kill 2 Palestinians Without Cause

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The Palestinians don't want to see U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace mission fail, but will no longer feel bound by his ground rules if Israel fails to live up to its commitments, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Friday.

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The Palestinians want to avoid a clash with the U.S.

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Negotiator: Palestinians don't want clash with US

Proposed changes to Racial Discrimination Act could affect donations and on the ground support, says Jewish leader Donations from the Jewish community to the Liberal party and physical support such as letterboxing could be affected by the governments proposal to remove offend, insult and humiliate and broaden the exemptions in the Racial Discrimination Act, a prominent Jewish leader has warned …

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Jewish donations to Liberal party could be hit by race act changes

Although overall anti-Semitic incidents declined 19% nationwide from 2012 to 2013, there were 31 assaults on Jews last year compared to 17 in 2012. NEW YORK — The elderly woman had stopped by the Jewish Community Center in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn and was shuffling away, leaning heavily on her walker, when a young man punched her in the head as he walked past, knocking her to the ground …

Attacks on Jews show a troubling increase

GAZA, December 24, 2013 (WAFA) – The Bank of Palestine is providing $50,000 to UNICEF to help Palestinian children and families in the aftermath of the severe winter storm that hit Gaza, in an initiative whereby Bank of Palestine staff on the ground are volunteering their time to help with the distribution of relief supplies, a UNICEF press release said.

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Bank of Palestine Partners with UNICEF to Assist Children, Families Affected by Winter Storm in Gaza