Coastal strip between Israel, Mediterranean and Egypt, containing 1.5 million Palestinians. Subject to restrictions from neighbors due to ongoing rocket fire and smuggling. Controlled by Hamas since 2007
Hours earlier, a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza struck the coastal Israeli city of Ashdod, wounding two people.
It was the living embodiment of a cable news split-screen, as we glanced at the headlines popping up on our phones with trepidation, while listening to the officials on the White House’s balcony.
Iran backs Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza and coordinates closely with them.
Hamas: "The normalization agreements between the UAE and Bahrain with the Zionist entity are not worth the ink with which they were written."
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After 2,192 days in Hamas captivity, Balfour protesters have been demanding more government actions be taken for Avera's release.
At issue had been a decision by the Palestinian Authority to halt is participation in the process, as a protest move against pending Israeli annexation plans.
"If there's something that can penetrate the indifference of people, it's music."
Hamas has evolved into an organization with clear, long-term goals, and a strategy to achieve them.