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  • Palestinian salaries dispute puts Gaza peace at risk

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Tensions between Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian parties, are close to breaking point over the non-payment of salaries to Gaza's public sector workers, raising the risk of a return to conflict in the territory,...
  • Who won the war in Gaza?

    "Hamas was seriously beaten," Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu told a group of skeptical reporters and columnists at a news conference, on the day after an open-ended ceasefire was declared last Tuesday. The IDF put figures on the "severe...
  • Palestinians put Gaza reconstruction cost at $7.8 billion

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Rebuilding Gaza will cost $7.8 billion, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday, in the most comprehensive assessment yet of damage from a seven-week war with Israel during which whole neighborhoods and vital...
  • Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained. Street clashes with...
  • Israel says close to cracking Hamas cell behind teens' slaying

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has arrested eight Palestinians who had supporting roles in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in June but the two kidnappers themselves remain at large, Israeli officials said on Thursday. They said...
  • U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank land appropriation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sees Israel's announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as "counterproductive" to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the...
  • In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war

    In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war
    A large majority of Palestinians believe that the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, won its 50-day war with Israel, a new Palestinian public opinion poll said Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center...
  • After lopsided warfare, Israel and Hamas declare victory

    JERUSALEM After a 50-day conflict in Gaza that ended with inconclusive results, leaders of Israel and Hamas are struggling to convince their war-weary constituents that the costly campaign has brought them real achievements. But analysts say that the...
  • Israel announces major West Bank land appropriation for settlement

    Israel appropriated a swath of 990 acres in the West Bank on Sunday and declared the Palestinian area south of Bethlehem to be Israeli "state lands," local media reported. According to the veteran anti-settlement group Peace Now, the declaration is...
  • Growing up in Ferguson and the West Bank

    I grew up in Ferguson, Mo. No one ever heard of it, unless you lived elsewhere in St. Louis County. Then my family moved to the West Bank — my father's first home. A friend says, "Your parents really picked the garden spots." In Ferguson, an...
  • End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago. With conflicts...