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Qatar provides 1,000 new homes for Gazans

Qatari-funded construction projects have provided 1,000 new dwellings for Palestinians left homeless by the 2014 Gaza war with Israel, and a similar number for low-income families in the territory, officials said on Saturday. The

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Microsoft joins Gazan empowerment drive

Microsoft under the 4Afrika Initiative has collaborated with Mercy Corps’ startup accelerator, Gaza Sky Geeks, to run the Gaza Business Lab, and give software engineers and product managers the technical and business skills and net

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Israeli jets hit back after Gaza rocket attack

Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinian militants there fired rockets into southern Israel. The early morning air strikes targeted two training camps belonging to the Islamist group Hamas, ca

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France's Fabius heads to ME for key peace initiative

France's foreign minister heads to the Middle East this weekend with an initiative aimed at bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to peace talks under an international framework amid growing regional instability. US-led ef

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Egypt opens Rafah border crossing into Gaza

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Saturday to allow Palestinians to travel in and out of the Gaza Strip for the first time in three months, in a possible sign of easing tension between Cairo and Gaza's dominant Islamist Hamas movemen

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Schools built by Bahrain in Gaza, Egypt to open soon

Work on three new schools in Gaza, Jordan and Egypt funded by Bahrain's government is almost complete. The schools should be open for business within the next six months, according to Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) secretary

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket lands near port

Israeli aircraft struck a number of sites in the Gaza Strip from the air early on Wednesday, residents and the Israeli military said, after a rocket that Palestinian militants fired from the enclave landed near the Israeli port city of Ashdod.

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Samaha wins Gaza solar plant contract

The Palestinian Energy Authority has signed a agreement with US-based Samaha company to build a 30MW solar power plant in Gaza, said a report. A renewable energy firm owned by a Palestinian businessman, Samaha will carry out work

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Israel resumes farm imports from Gaza

Israel imported its first fruit and vegetables from the Gaza Strip in almost eight years on Thursday, in a partial easing of an economic blockade maintained since the Islamist group Hamas seized control of the Palestinian territory.

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Qatar to start $1bn Gaza reconstruction work

A Qatari official visiting a Gaza neighbourhood heavily bombed in last summer's war with Israel said on Tuesday the Gulf state had begun a project to rebuild 1,000 homes as part of a $1 billion aid pledge. Mohammad Al Amadi, h

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