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Egypt Opens Crossing To Gaza For First Time In A Month

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

AL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities have temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians stranded outside ...

Is Egypt Out to Topple Hamas?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

The Egyptian military's reasoning behind the tunnel and border closures is simple: Hamas and other militants in the Gaza Strip are assisting supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in waging a campaign of terrorism against the state.

Palestinian Woman Fights Back And Attacks Her Harasser (Video)

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 12.04.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Earlier this week, a group of Palestinian students kept away from their schools and universities by the closure of the Rafah crossing organized a prot...

Egypt Reopens Gaza Border Crossing

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt -- An Egyptian official says the country's border crossing with Gaza, which was closed after a deadly attack on policemen this week, h...

Stuck in Sinai for 16 hours

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The conference we were invited to was important. Called for by the Gaza Centre for Press Freedoms, the event was aimed at addressing and developing th...

PHOTOS: After Israeli Offensive, Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels Are Back In Business

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Rafah's biggest industry is back in business: Gazans are rebuilding the network of underground smuggling tunnels crisscrossing th...

Don't Look Away -- The Siege of Gaza Must End

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.16.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, amounting to what is internationally recognized as an apartheid system, could end in peace, with Israel abandoning paranoia and racial violence to allow peace.

Egypt Gaza Border Reopened Permanently

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Egypt lifted a 4-year-old blockade of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, greatly easing travel restrictions on the 1.5 million resi...

Gaza Diaries: Leaving a Legacy of Seeds

Salena Tramel | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

In late 2009, Gaza's first seed bank was established and opened. Since then, more than 200 registered women members of the Rural Women's Development Society have established 10 seed-saving units benefiting upwards of 1000 people.

Missile From Gaza Hits School Bus, Israel Retaliates

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critical...

Egypt Tremors Felt in Gaza

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill_Corcoran

There is little doubt the events unfolding in Cairo are reverberating across the region. Gaza, which shares a border with Egypt, has already felt it.

Hamas Compound Blast In Gaza Wounds Women And Children

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A huge blast Wednesday at a Hamas military base in southern Gaza lightly injured more than a dozen people, including chi...

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

Gaza Freedom March Blocked by Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry just informed us that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January.

Egypt Blocks 1,200 From Entering Gaza To Protest Israeli Closures

AFP | Adel Zaanoun (AFP) – 8 Hours Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip -- Hundreds of people including international activists protested on both sides of a Gaza Strip border crossing on Thursday ...

Gaza Freedom March Members Gain a Small Taste of the Palestinian Experience

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Gaza Freedom March participants are calling their supporters around the world to contact Egyptian embassies and urge them to free the marchers and allow them to proceed to Gaza.

Can Soccer Shoes Open the Blockade of Gaza?

Donna Baranski-Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donna Baranski-Walker

The Rebuilding Alliance, the organization I founded to rebuild war-torn communities, just sent a shipment of sports shoes donated by hundreds of people for Gaza. Will our shipment make it through the blockade? Will it make a difference?

Gaza's Mud Homes Build Hope

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Not only are some of the ideas coming out of Gaza extremely creative, but they also present a modern twist on working with indigenous knowledge and the environment.

Egypt-Gaza Border-Crossing A Soap Opera Filming Set

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

The Egyptians are world famous for their soap operas. And this Monday, I accidentally ran into one of these productions in full swing ... at the Rafah border-crossing into Gaza from Egypt.

Gaza Tunnels: Smugglers Back At Work

The Independent | Donald Macintyre in Rafah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some Gazans are working to restart - or are continuing with - the smuggling of contraband under the Gaza-Egypt border, despite the hundreds of Israeli...

On The Ground In Rafah: Egypt Sends Mixed Messages

GlobalPost.com | Theodore May | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAFAH, Egypt - The town of Rafah and the Gaza border crossing just down the road told two different stories Thursday about how the Egyptian governme...