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Abbas government announces $600 million Gaza aid project

RAMALLAH, West Bank  – The government of Western-back Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Wednesday a $600 million reconstruction program for the war-battered Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who heads Abbas’s West Bank-based government, said the program would cover all Palestinian houses destroyed or damaged during Israel’s 22-day military …

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Jihad Envoy: Muslims Set to Support Goals of Palestine

TEHRAN (FNA)- Muslims are set to support goals of Palestine and the holy Quds, said Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement representative to Tehran Abu Sharif here on Monday. Speaking in a ceremony on resistance victory at Tehran University, Abu Sharif said Islamic states will never permit Israel to attack and gain …

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Supreme Leader Calls for Palestinians Vigilance

THERAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Palestinian people to be alert to any possibility. Praising Palestinians’ victory in the 22-day war against Israel, Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Hamas politburo chief Khalid Meshaal on Sunday that Iran is prepared to …

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Israeli air strike wounds 4 Palestinians in Gaza

GAZA  – An Israeli air strike on a car in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday wounded four militants, Palestinian medical workers said. They had earlier said that one militant had been killed in the attack. The Israeli army said it targeted gunmen who had fired two mortar bombs that …

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Palestinian PM Praises Iran’s Role in Doha Summit

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran Played an active role in the Doha summit which created a new beam of hope among the people of Gaza, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in a letter to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put forward 7 …

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Hamas Leader to Brief Iranian MPs Tuesday

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hamas politburo chief Khalid Meshaal is due to participate in a Tuesday session of the Iranian parliament, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced on Sunday. Meshaal will brief the Iranian lawmakers about the latest developments in the region and Gaza Strip, Larijani added speaking to an open session of …

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Iranian Aid Ship for Gaza Docks in Lebanon

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian aid ship carrying medical supplies for Gaza arrived in Beirut after its organizers said Friday it was denied entry by Egypt. “The ship was forced to change course after Egypt denied it entry,” Ghazanfar Rokn-Abadi, spokesman for the Gaza Reconstruction Committee of Iran, said. “We waited …

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Israel must investigate charges of crimes in Gaza: U.S.

UNITED NATIONS  – Israel must investigate allegations that its army violated international law during its three-week war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, the new U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday. “We expect Israel will meet its international obligations to investigate and we also call upon …

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Mitchell urges Abbas role to ease Gaza blockade

RAMALLAH, West Bank  – U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell called on Thursday for an opening of trade crossings into the Gaza Strip with the involvement of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Following talks in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is at odds with Gaza’s ruling Islamist movement Hamas, …

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Blockade thwarts any postwar building boom in Gaza

GAZA  – Whole streets lie in ruins, many thousands of Palestinians are homeless after weeks of Israeli bombing and foreign aid cash is piling up. As a builder in the Gaza Strip, this should be Anwar al-Sahabani’s big moment. Instead, though, he sits at home, angry and sad, not just …

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