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May11

Gaza: suspect in killing of Hamas commander arrested

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Hamas has arrested the suspected murderer of one of its key military commanders in Gaza, the Palestinian Islamist movement’s leader said Thursday, May 11, while maintaining Israel was behind the March assassination, AFP reports. The killing of Mazen Faqha in the heart of Hamas-controlled Gaza shocked the militant movement and raised fears of a fresh conflict with Israel. “We announce that the killer and criminal that carried out the orders of the officers of the Zionist security services is in the hands of the (Hamas) security services,” Ismail Haniya told journalists in Gaza City, referring to Israel. “He has confessed to...

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Apr28

Gaza electricity cut completely as PA tries to pressure Hamas

By: Nidal al-Mughrabi Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage GAZA (Reuters) – With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day. Israel does not engage directly with Hamas, regarding the Islamist group as a...

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Apr09

Gaza: thousands protest Palestinian Authority pay cuts

By: Al Jazeera Source: Al Jazeera Thousands of Palestinian Authority (PA) employees have demonstrated in Gaza City as protests continue against a PA decision to impose drastic salary cuts for its employees in Gaza. Demonstrators gathered in al-Saraya square in central Gaza City on Saturday in the largest protest since the 30 percent cut was announced, calling on PA leaders like Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Finance Minister Shukri Bishara to resign. “I have many financial commitments and without my salary, I’ll go to jail,” Rami Abu Abdu, a father of eight, told Al Jazeera. “My children are dependent on my income. If the president doesn’t retract the...

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