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21 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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How we grew up: an Israeli veteran on the dehumanising power of military control

Yehuda Shaul writes of how he and his friends learned to glorify power, and lost their ability to see Palestinians as people whose lives are no less valuable. Now, he and hundreds of others are working to end the occupation. Israeli soldiers in front of the barrier between Ramallah and Jerusalem. Photo: Getty The current round of violence in Gaza ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - New Statesman

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Under fire: what happened next to injured Mohammed and his family

Two weeks ago Donald Macintyre reported from Gaza on the plight of ten-year-old Mohammed Badran, blinded in an Israeli air strike. Here, he gives an update on his treatment.  Displaced Palestinians gathered at a makeshift camp inside the Al-Shifa hospital gardens, where Mohammed is being treated. Photo: Getty It was, said Dr Ghassan Abu-Sitta, one of the most difficult days he ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Aid convoys trundle into Gaza as ceasefire holds

Life in Gaza resumed some semblance of normality Wednesday as a long-term truce took hold following a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as 'victory' in the 50-day war. Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome day of peace during which there were no strikes on Gaza, nor Palestinian rockets fired at Israel, the Israeli army said. ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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WFP steps up Gaza food aid after Egypt opens Rafah crossing

By Katrina Quick LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the first time since 2007, a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) convoy crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, carrying enough food for around 150,000 people for five days. Eighteen trucks carrying more than 15,000 food parcels containing ready-to-eat items such as canned meat, beans, tea and other ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Seattle Times

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Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

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