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Gaza Crisis (2008)

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  • Gaza Christians protest what they call forced conversion to Islam

     
    Scores of Christians in the Gaza Strip organized a sit-in Tuesday at the Greek Church of Gaza to protest what they call the "kidnapping” of five Christians by an unknown Islamist group seeking to forcibly convert them to Islam....
  • Israel releases speaker of Palestinian parliament from detention

     
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli authorities released a senior Hamas lawmaker Thursday after six months held under the controversial practice of administrative detention. Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian parliament, was arrested Jan. 19 at a...
  • Arafat's widow files lawsuit to press for probe into his death

     
    The widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate....
  • Israel credits preparedness for averting deaths in Sinai attacks

     
    As Egypt deployed attack helicopters Monday to the Sinai Peninsula to search for militants who killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, Israeli officials credited advance intelligence and a quick response for averting what they said was meant to be large-scale...
  • Egyptian prime minister heckled by angry mourners at funeral

     
    CAIRO -- Hecklers and angry mourners chased Egypt's new prime minister from the military funeral Tuesday of 16 border guards killed in an ambush by militants in the Sinai peninsula. Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Hesham Kandil to safety as mourners...
  • Egypt targets Islamist extremists in Sinai with helicopter gunships

     
    Egyptian troops and helicopter gunships killed about 20 suspected Islamic extremists after militants ambushed a string of army checkpoints overnight in the northern Sinai peninsula near the Israeli border, according to the government....
  • Sacramento makes town in Israel a sister city despite opposition

     
    The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously in favor of making Ashkelon, Israel their newest sister city despite some heated opposition from residents....
  • Gaza Strip beauty salon damaged in bomb attack

     
    Islamic extremists are suspected in the bombing of a beauty salon at the Nusseirat refugee camp, officials said....
  • Israeli soldier agrees to plea deal in shooting deaths of Gaza women

     
    An Israeli soldier who was indicted two years ago in the fatal shooting of two Gaza Strip women during the 22-day military offensive Operation Cast Lead has agreed to a plea bargain in which he will serve 45 days in jail for illegal use of a weapon,...
  • Death toll increases in Gaza-southern Israel clashes

     
    The death toll from clashes between Israel and Gaza Strip militants rose Sunday from 14 people to 18, including a 14-year-old Palestinian civilian killed by an Israeli airstrike targeting militants, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials....
  • Palestinians in Israeli jails begin third week of hunger strike

     
    Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on Tuesday entered their third week of a hunger strike to protest jail conditions and the practice of holding some suspects in administrative detention without charges or trial....