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14 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Why Gazans are dreaming of tourism

With pledges of $5.4bn for Gazas postwar reconstruction, and hotels intact, some see a chance to reconnect with the worldTourism initiatives in the Gaza Strip might sound crazy to some people, but Gazans have been planning them all along.When I visited in 2012, Dr Ahmed Muhaisen, head of the Islamic University of Gazas department of architecture, showed me his students ...

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20 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The EU member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do so, reflecting growing international impatience with Israel's nearly ...

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OCT 29, 2014 - Associated Press

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Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near Gaza

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — With dynamite and bulldozers, Egypt's army demolished dozens of homes along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after the military ordered residents out to make way for a planned buffer zone meant to stop militants and smugglers.

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OCT 29, 2014 - BBC

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Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer

Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with the Gaza Strip as part of a planned 500m buffer zone that is intended to prevent weapons smuggling.

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OCT 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Palestinian govt pays salaries of Gaza civil servants

Thousands of civil servants in the Gaza Strip queued outside post offices Wednesday, waiting to receive their first paycheck from the Palestinian unity government, AFP correspondents said. In 2007, Hamas seized Gaza after deadly clashes with militants of Fatah, the party of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. After the takeover, the Palestinian Authority ordered the civil servants to stop working, so ...

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