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Gaza Crisis (2008)

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  • Alice Walker scuttles new Israeli edition of 'The Color Purple'

     
    Author Alice Walker has refused to allow an Israeli company to publish a new Hebrew edition of her classic novel The Color Purple, arguing that “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people.”...
  • Palestinian prisoner resumes hunger strike in Israel

     
    A Palestinian inmate in an Israeli prison who had refused to eat for 71 days resumed his hunger strike Thursday, a prisoners' advocacy group said....
  • Israeli report criticizes Netanyahu's handling of flotilla raid

     
    More than two years after an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip turned deadly, a report released Wednesday criticizes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as making poor decisions and misunderstanding the magnitude of the unfolding...
  • Gazans allowed to visit kin held in Israel for first time in five years

     
    Nearly 50 people from the Gaza Strip on Monday were allowed to visit relatives held in Israeli jails for the first time in more than five years....
  • Israeli man sets himself on fire at social-justice rally in Tel-Aviv

     
    JERUSALEM — A protest in Tel-Aviv on Saturday night took an unsettling turn when an Israeli man set himself on fire. "The state of Israel stole from me and robbed me. It left me helpless," 57-year-old Moshe Silman wrote in letters left at the...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Israeli commander won't face charges in controversial 2009 Gaza attack

     
    An Israeli military commander who ordered an air strike against a Gaza Strip home in 2009, killing 21 members of a family that was fleeing fighting, will not face criminal charges, a military prosecutor announced....