Palestina

Hamas seeks truce but says lifting siege a must

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Hamas is open to international initiatives for a truce in Gaza but insists any proposal must guarantee Israeli withdrawal and an end to the blockade on the besieged territory, an exiled Hamas leader said on Monday. Moussa Abu Marzouk vowed that the Palestinian Islamic group would keep …

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Larijani: Gaza to Be Israeli Graveyard

TEHRAN (FNA)- Gaza will become Israel’s graveyard, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said after the Zionist regime launched a ground offensive deep into the coastal Palestinian territory following eight days of deadly air and sea bombardments. “The Zionists faced the powerful resistance of the zealous Palestinians … the Zionists should …

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IRGC Calls on Muslims to Defend Gazans

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) called on world Muslims to defend Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In a statement released on Sunday, IRGC invited world Muslims to “defend the oppressed Palestinians in Gaza Strip” and urged “Muslims of the world should stay united against world arrogance, the …

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Battles rage in Gaza as envoys appeal for truce

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli tanks, planes and ground forces pounded Gaza on Monday and the defense minister said the offensive against Hamas militants in the Palestinian enclave would go on until Israel was safe. International efforts to secure a ceasefire moved ahead with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Middle East …

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Israel rebuffs calls for Gaza border observers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Monday rebuffed European proposals for international observers in the Gaza Strip after any ceasefire, pushing instead for teams that will help search out and seal off tunnels that could allow Hamas to rearm. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, a leading candidate to become Israel’s next prime …

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Aid agencies say Gaza needs food, medicine — and body bags

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – People in Gaza were in dire need of food and medical supplies, aid agencies said on Monday, but Israel’s ground assault and air raids were hampering relief efforts. Freezing cold is compounding the misery of children caught in the conflict. And body bags for victims are in …

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Aid agencies say Gaza needs food, medicine — and body bags

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – People in Gaza were in dire need of food and medical supplies, aid agencies said on Monday, but Israel’s ground assault and air raids were hampering relief efforts. Freezing cold is compounding the misery of children caught in the conflict. And body bags for victims are in …

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Israeli Tanks Stopped in Gaza Strip

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli tanks were forced to stop in the Gazan towns of Jabalia, Beit Hanoun and Zeitoun amid a full-scale ground incursion into the strip. On the third day of its ground invasion into the Gaza Strip, Israeli tanks were brought to a stop in Jabalia, Beit Hanoun and …

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Iran Security Chief, Syrian FM Discuss Ways to Help Gazans

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem on Sunday reviewed the latest developments in Gaza Strip. The meeting was held prior to Jalili’s departure from the Syrian capital yesterday. Israeli ground assault, ways for urgent cessation of the attacks, …

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