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Gaza Crisis (2008)

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Top Gaza Crisis (2008) Articles

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  • Gaza Christians protest what they call forced conversion to Islam

     
    Scores of Christians in the Gaza Strip organized a sit-in Tuesday at the Greek Church of Gaza to protest what they call the "kidnapping” of five Christians by an unknown Islamist group seeking to forcibly convert them to Islam....
  • Israel releases speaker of Palestinian parliament from detention

     
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli authorities released a senior Hamas lawmaker Thursday after six months held under the controversial practice of administrative detention. Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian parliament, was arrested Jan. 19 at a...
  • Arafat's widow files lawsuit to press for probe into his death

     
    The widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate....
  • Israel credits preparedness for averting deaths in Sinai attacks

     
    As Egypt deployed attack helicopters Monday to the Sinai Peninsula to search for militants who killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, Israeli officials credited advance intelligence and a quick response for averting what they said was meant to be large-scale...
  • Egyptian prime minister heckled by angry mourners at funeral

     
    CAIRO -- Hecklers and angry mourners chased Egypt's new prime minister from the military funeral Tuesday of 16 border guards killed in an ambush by militants in the Sinai peninsula. Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Hesham Kandil to safety as mourners...
  • Egypt targets Islamist extremists in Sinai with helicopter gunships

     
    Egyptian troops and helicopter gunships killed about 20 suspected Islamic extremists after militants ambushed a string of army checkpoints overnight in the northern Sinai peninsula near the Israeli border, according to the government....
  • Sacramento makes town in Israel a sister city despite opposition

     
    The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously in favor of making Ashkelon, Israel their newest sister city despite some heated opposition from residents....
  • Gaza Strip beauty salon damaged in bomb attack

     
    Islamic extremists are suspected in the bombing of a beauty salon at the Nusseirat refugee camp, officials said....
  • Israeli soldier agrees to plea deal in shooting deaths of Gaza women

     
    An Israeli soldier who was indicted two years ago in the fatal shooting of two Gaza Strip women during the 22-day military offensive Operation Cast Lead has agreed to a plea bargain in which he will serve 45 days in jail for illegal use of a weapon,...
  • Israeli court rules U.S. activist Rachel Corrie's death an accident

     
    Nine years after their daughter was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, the parents of American activist Rachel Corrie lost their legal bid to hold Israel responsible for her death and force authorities to reopen their...
  • U.N.: Gaza to be unlivable by 2020 unless serious action taken

     
    Gaza will be drained of safe water to drink and perilously short on schools, homes and hospitals if serious action isn’t taken to help its booming young population, the United Nations said in a new report released Monday. The rising pressures...
  • Israel airstrike kills 3 in Gaza allegedly preparing rocket attack

     
    An Israeli airstrike killed at least three Palestinian militants in Gaza Strip on Wednesday as they were preparing to launch a homemade rocket into Israel, witnesses and officials said. The men were killed while driving in a car outside the Bureij refugee...