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January 25, 2008
WHILE CAROL Towarnicky (op-ed, Jan. 23) prays for the success of the relief convoy bringing water filters to Gaza residents, perhaps she can also pray for the citizens of S'derot and other Israeli communities who have endured a barrage of over 250 rockets and mortars a month since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2005 - a terrorist onslaught that has murdered and maimed hundreds of Israelis. Without this constant terror emanating from the duly elected government in Gaza, there wouldn't have been a need for the increased border security, and Palestinians would be unburdened by the shortages they're facing.
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October 27, 1986 | By Marc Duvoisin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The sheet-metal rooftops of the refugee camps of Gaza are heaped with bricks, tires, firewood - even children's toys - so that the stiff breezes off the Mediterranean will not blow them away. In these sprawling shantytowns, built in the early 1950s as "temporary" housing for displaced Palestinians, families sleep six or more to a room. Goats, chickens and an occasional cow share the narrow streets and alleyways with the human inhabitants. Near the center of Jabalya, the largest of Gaza's eight camps, open sewers empty into a dank, fetid treatment lagoon.
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December 31, 2008 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chanting "Long Live Palestine" and bearing signs calling for an end to the bombing, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched on City Hall yesterday to protest recent Israeli attacks on Gaza. The predominantly Arab-American crowd carried Palestinian and American flags, and many wore traditional kaffiyehs around their necks or on their heads. After gathering at the Israeli consulate at 19th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at 4 p.m, they marched down the boulevard, snarling rush-hour traffic as they circled City Hall and echoed the chants of a man with a bullhorn.
NEWS
March 7, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Israeli planes, helicopters and warships pounded Gaza and the West Bank yesterday and renewed attacks in the early hours today, carrying out one of its fiercest assaults during the 17-month Palestinian uprising. Israel moved into the West Bank town of Tulkarem from three directions before dawn and killed one Palestinian, witnesses said. The Israelis declared a curfew and confined people to their homes as helicopters fired missiles, residents said. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.
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December 16, 1993 | By BURTON CAINE
The assassination of Muhammad Abu Shaaban, a prominent PLO leader in Gaza, may signal increased violence within that organization on the road to peace in the Middle East. To me it marks the loss of a friend of peace, and just a friend. I met Muhammad Abu Shaaban several years ago when the Israeli Army granted me permission to interview Arab lawyers imprisoned in Gaza for anti-Israeli activity. I had long been the director of a joint summer law program in Israel of Temple and Tel Aviv Universities and active in human rights throughout the world.
NEWS
June 8, 2003 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
In the first deadly attack since last week's Mideast summit, three Palestinians sneaked into an Israeli army post disguised as Israeli soldiers today, killing four Israelis and wounding several others before being killed themselves by Israeli troops. The shooting was a major setback to a U.S.-backed peace plan and came just hours after Palestinian militant groups affirmed they would not halt attacks on Israelis. Three Palestinian militant groups - Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and the Al-Aqsa Brigades -jointly took responsibility for the shooting, saying it was a message that attacks would continue.
NEWS
January 16, 2009
IFEEL I MUST respond to the Jan. 6 letter by John Stuhr on the number of World War II deaths in Germany compared to the number in Gaza. It takes no great education to see that there is an obvious gap in the death tolls between the Israelis and Gazans. At one point, they were listing only 11 dead Israelis, and more than 500 Gazans. I would question the humanity of anyone who thinks 500 deaths in 10 days is a "small number. " I believe I.F. Stone said that there could be no justice in Israel until the Israelis and the Palestinians work together.
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December 20, 1987 | By Marc Duvoisin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pair of Israeli infantrymen were standing a few feet away. Intent on ending a commercial strike, they had just persuaded Mohammed Shaban to open his machine-tool shop for business - by threatening to weld the doors shut if he did not. Their presence made him nervous, but Shaban, 37, wanted to speak, to explain what has made his people desperate enough to take to the streets with bricks, bottles and Molotov cocktails and place their bodies in...
NEWS
November 21, 2012
By Jeffrey Goldberg There are many lies being told about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. Here are seven things that are true: 1. This most recent outbreak of violence represents the opening round of the third Palestinian intifada. The first was an uprising of stones and Molotov cocktails. The second was an uprising of suicide bombers. The third, inevitably, was going to feature rockets and missiles. I don't care to think about what weapons and tactics will feature in the fourth intifada.
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April 18, 2011 | By Ian Deitch, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - A 16-year-old Israeli boy wounded when an antitank rocket fired from Gaza hit a school bus 10 days ago died Sunday without regaining consciousness, a hospital spokeswoman said. Two Palestinian teenagers, meanwhile, are in custody, suspected of the stabbing deaths of five members of a West Bank settler family, including small children, Israeli authorities said. The April 7 attack on the school bus provoked a harsh response in the form of Israeli air strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.
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June 7, 2016 | By Charles Krauthammer
Part of Bernie Sanders' charm is that for all of his arm-waving jeremiads, he appears unthreatening. He's the weird old uncle in the attic, Larry David's crazy Bernie. It's almost a matter of style. Who can be afraid of a candidate so irascible, grumpy, old-fashioned, and unfashionable? After all, he's not going to win the nomination, so what harm can he do? A major address at the convention? A say in the vice presidential selection? And who reads party platforms anyway? Well, platforms may not immediately affect a particular campaign.
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August 13, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
AS IF the Israel vs. Hamas battle didn't lead to enough Internet name-calling, the comments sections are about to add a celebrity angle. The U.N.'s three-member commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza will include George Clooney 's fiancee, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin . The president of the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council announced the appointments yesterday. Alamuddin is a London-based international-law specialist and former legal adviser to the prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
NEWS
August 13, 2014
ISSUE | PEACE Change U.S. focus While The Inquirer features a somber President Obama announcing a deepening re-intervention in Iraq on its front page, perhaps it should have given more prominence to a small item that appeared inside the same edition ("Obama oks air strikes," Aug. 8). That article noted that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel had arrived in India to press for a number of new weapons agreements. Indeed, the United States should get out of what might be called the peace-through-war-business, and it should beat its swords into ploughshares.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
ANOTHER ROUND of fighting in Gaza has ended in the usual way - a military victory for Israel, the "good publicity" of dead Palestinians for Hamas, which ignited the miniwar by raining missiles on the Jewish state that Hamas is sworn to destroy. With a limited and shaky cease-fire in place, the two sides will be dragged to a table to devise a sham that will pass for "peace. " This will be followed by another round of begging the "international community" for billions to help rebuild battered Gaza.
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July 28, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
In Gaza, stop blame, recognize humanity. Trudy Rubin, C1.
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July 28, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
On my refrigerator door I keep a photo of an exceptional Palestinian woman who ran kindergartens in Gaza in the 1990s for the Philly-based American Friends Service Committee. Mary Khaas, who died more than a decade ago, would drag her teachers from their refugee-camp homes to visit her Jewish friends at a kibbutz just across the Gaza border. She believed in two states, and wanted each side to stop demonizing the other. Attitudes have hardened in Gaza over the last decade, and I don't know how Mary would feel now. But as U.S. efforts to produce a lasting cease-fire falter, and temporary cease-fires run down, the photo reminds me that many Americans can't conceptualize the humanity of the civilians who are dying there.
NEWS
July 25, 2014
YESTERDAY was my feast day, or, as the Italians call it, my onomastico . Since I live in the United States, it went completely unnoticed. Had I lived in Italy, however, I would have been showered with cards and phone calls. That's because about 75 percent of the paesani are named after saints, and the other 25 percent are named "Sal," which is short for "Salvatore," which means savior. I think you can see why Italian obstetricians also need theological degrees before they're admitted to practice medicine.
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July 25, 2014 | BY DYLAN SEGELBAUM, Daily News Staff Writer segelbd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5917
W EARING A white shirt that said, "End terrorism, support Israel," Rachel Rosenberg, 24, of Spring Garden, said she wanted to educate people that Hamas is a terrorist group responsible for most of the civilian deaths in Gaza. Across the street, Alex Ibrahim, 26, a Palestinian Muslim who lives in North Philadelphia, said he wanted the bombings to stop - especially from Israelis, who he said are targeting civilians and children. At a rally featuring speakers ranging from local religious leaders to politicians, several hundred pro-Israel supporters gathered in LOVE Park yesterday to show solidarity for the country and its right to defend itself.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Here's the awful truth about the Gaza war in which Israeli air strikes are matching Hamas rockets number for number. This kind of violence is likely to become the new normal now that both Israelis and Palestinians believe the peace process is over. Israelis have enjoyed a relative calm for the past several years, with West Bank Palestinians confined behind a separation fence and Gazans locked inside their wretched strip. That calm won't last once the idea of two states is buried for good.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | By Ibrahim Barzak and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Egypt's new government has imposed the toughest border restrictions on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in years, sealing smuggling tunnels, blocking most passenger traffic and causing millions of dollars in economic losses. Some in Hamas fear the movement is being swept up in the same Egyptian military campaign that earlier this month toppled the country's democratically elected Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi - like the Gaza rulers part of the region's Muslim Brotherhood.
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