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Arab Spring in Gaza: ready to march against the Hamas terror government
Young people from the Gaza Tamarud told AsiaNews about the difficulties and objectives their movement face. Inspired by the Egyptian example, dozens of its members have been arrested in recent months, many tortured by Islamist militias who fear an uprising in the Gaza Strip. Next Monday, thousands of people are expected take to the streets to demand an end to the Hamas government and new elections.
Hamas open to Arab mediation with Fatah
A statement to this effect is believed to have been made by Meshal, the political leader of the Islamic movement, to the secretary of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, following the conclusion of the Arab mediation among the Lebanese factions.
Israel to allow Gaza refugees to go to Ramallah
Israel’s Defence Ministry and the PNA agree to the decision after 35 refugees are arrested upon returning to the Gaza Strip. Arab League and Jordanian king slam intra-Palestinian violence.
19/01/2009 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza: truce for a week. Israel begins gradual withdrawal of troops
In the wake of Israel’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad groups announce a truce. From the European Leaders summit in Egypt promises of funds for reconstruction and security forces.
22/11/2012 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
The cease-fire in Gaza holds: Hamas and Israel sing victory
The truce demands an end to violence and attacks by both sides and the re-opening of the border crossings between Gaza and Egypt and Israel. Joyful celebrations in Gaza. Israel happy about the guarantees of peace for the southern populations. Mohamed Morsi applauded for his diplomatic contribution. The importance of the 500 tunnels between Egypt and Gaza for smuggling weapons and goods.
19/12/2008 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Hamas declares an end to ceasefire with Israel
The Palestinian militants accuse Israel of failing to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip; Israel accuses Hamas of launching rockets and motor fire against Sderot. The ceasefire was frequently violated by both sides. The people of Israel and Gaza want the end of hostilities and the continuation of the truce.
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