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Cairo, Rafah, Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Hani Almadhoun

Seeing my family in Gaza is a priceless experience, but the journey there has always been a nightmare from hell. It isn't possible for Palestinians to...

Israeli Airstrike In Gaza Kills 1 Palestinian

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli aircraft attacked a motorcycle in Gaza on Tuesday, killing a top militant in a shadowy al-Qaida-influenced gr...

What Not to Wear: The Gaza Episode

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Reports of the Hamas police grabbing young men from the streets of Gaza to give them a haircut have been making the rounds. It appears that most people in Gaza are critical of both the police tactics and the fashion choices made by those young men.

Israel Reopens Gaza Border Crossings

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel on Thursday fully reopened its border crossings with the Gaza Strip that were closed following militant rocket fire during Preside...

More and More Married Palestinians Women Enrolling in Universities

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Hani Almadhoun

Gradually, women in Palestine are finding their own path to freedom and prosperity. However, there is still a lot of work to be done, especially in the fields of violence against women and job creation programs that advise and assist women in achieving career success.

Israel Eases Gaza Restrictions

AP | ARON HELLER and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — In a major concession to Gaza's Hamas leaders Monday, Israel dropped its five-year ban on construction materials crossing into the t...

Hamas Leader Vows Never To Recognize Israel

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

GAZA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, making his first ever visit to the Gaza Strip, vowed on Saturday never to recognise Israel and ...

Hamas Chief Arrives In Gaza For First-Ever Visit

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — The image of Hamas' long-exiled chief triumphantly walking around the Gaza Strip, flashing victory signs beside Islamic mili...

Rights Group Calls On Israel To Explain Attack On Home That Killed 12

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- A leading human rights group on Friday accused Israel of violating the laws of war when it killed 12 civilians in an airstrike during its...

Israel Punishing Palestinians For Statehood Bid

AP | DALIA NAMMARI and ARON HELLER | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian president returned triumphantly to the West Bank on Sunday, receiving a boisterous welcome from thousands of ch...

Prophet Muhammad's Rules of War

Qasim Rashid | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Prophet Muhammad is history's first major figure to condemn collateral damage in word and deed. His advanced rules of war established 1,400 years ago a yet unmatched humanitarian standard. And herein lies the solution to modern conflict.

Hezbollah Issues Warning To Israel

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Lebanon's Hezbollah group would fire thousands of rockets into Israel in any future war and target cities in the country's heartland, the gr...

The Cease-Fire Must Be Upheld; A Ground Invasion Would Prove Disastrous

Jesse Michels | Posted 01.23.2013 | College
Jesse Michels

Indiscriminate missile fire on civilian centers is reprehensible. But what is Hamas' goal in launching missiles at Israeli civilian centers to begin with? Do they believe they are going to wipe Israel off the map with crude, inaccurate scud missiles? Hardly.

Egyptian Activists Cross Into Gaza

The Huffington Post | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

A convoy of about 500 Egyptian activists crossed into the Gaza Strip last week to deliver medical supplies and show solidarity with Palestinians as th...

Israel, Palestine, Love

Marianne Williamson | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Marianne Williamson

When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, we need a miracle. There will be no political solution until an opening of the heart occurs that simply doesn't exist en masse as yet. It's very difficult to get whole nations to forgive. Yet nothing short of forgiveness will sort this out.

Jaweed Kaleem

After Israel-Gaza Ceasefire, Dead Continue To Be Mourned As Victims Struggle To Make Meaning Of Lost Lives | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion

From his apartment in Tel Aviv, Mathew Markman could feel his building shake as Gaza-born rockets were intercepted and exploded in the sky. He fou...

Tahrir Squared: Egypt, Israel and Gaza

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Despite his Islamist credentials -- and his party's historic rejection of the accord -- Egyptian President Morsi has made it clear that the peace treaty between Israel and Palestine is here to stay, and, over the last few days, it has been maintained.

The Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement Text In Full

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was rea...

Obama Commends Ceasefire Agreement

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hailing a cease-fire agreement to end a week of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the...

The Children of Gaza's Rocket War

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

For six-and-half-year-old Dvir in southern Israel, the rockets spawn one main terror. According to his mom, Dvir recently told her that he fears he will never grow old.

A Perspective From Gaza: There Is No Safe Place to Hide

Sabah Al Barakoni | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Sabah Al Barakoni

We huddle here in the house away from the windows that might shatter if the bombing gets too close. We're afraid to go out, even for some bread. We can't leave Gaza to find refuge elsewhere.

Middle East Peace Photo Goes Viral

Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion

Two peace promoters caused an internet lovefest when their Middle East peace photo went viral today. A Jewish man from Israel and a Muslim man fro...

Gerry Smith

Israel Has Chokehold On Gaza Communications | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.21.2012 | Technology

From his base in the Gaza Strip, Majed Abusalama has employed social media to ensure that the rest of the world gets a real-time picture of what is un...

Instagram Users Rally Around Call For For Peace Between Israel And Gaza

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.21.2012 | Technology

Can social media make a difference in times of war? Amid talks of a possible ceasefire between Israel and Gaza on Nov. 20, social media users are c...

WATCH: Palestinian Journalists Talk About Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Media

HuffPost Live talked to four Palestinian journalists on Tuesday about their lives and their perspectives on the Israeli-Gaza conflict. The journali...