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Were Israel to use Egyptian methods, it would presumably face a wave of global criticism as it does nearly any time it uses force. Why the double-standard?
The Egyptian official received a warm welcome as he arrived at the rally together with Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.
In many cases, Amnesty said, residents were not given any official warning at all and heard from the media that they had 48 hours to leave their homes.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Blockade choking Gaza economy, unemployment approaches 40 percent while Hamas considers privatizations.
Reports emerge that Hamas is prepared to accept a 72-hour cease-fire at the urging of Egypt; Israel has said it will not negotiate while under fire; at least one rocket intercepted by Iron Dome over Ashkelon.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Azzam al-Ahmad, a Palestinian Authority official, said that “all the reports of an extension of the cease-fire are based on Israeli sources."
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.
Jordan has greater ability to serve Palestinian interests while maintaining relations with Israel, rather than discontinuing presence in neighboring country, government argues.
By MICHAEL WILNER
'Our finger is still on the trigger,' admonishes senior Hamas official, if Palestinian demands are not met; says major demand is lifting blockade on Gaza.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The EU Border Assistance Mission in Rafah worked from 2005 to 2007 to monitor the Rafah crossing, but ended when Hamas took control.
The US does not approve of Qatar providing money to Hamas, but believes that this gives the Doha government leverage and the US needs a way to reach Hamas.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Due to Egypt’s historical responsibility, and its belief in the importance of achieving peace in the region, Egypt calls upon Israel and Palestinian factions to enact an immediate ceasefire.
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