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Stories with place: Gaza Strip
  • Legislature presented with origami peacock 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:55 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - An exchange student from Palestine joined by art students of Thunder Mountain High School presented the Legislature with an origami peacock Monday at the Capitol. The peacock, a symbol of peace in Palestine, took a total of three months to complete and about 150 hours of folding paper.

  • Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:29 pm
  • CAIRO - An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison.

  • Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:46 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

  • Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:04 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:07 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

  • First women joining Palestinian commando unit 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:20 am
  • JERICHO, West Bank - Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves rappelled down a six-story tower, fired assault rifles at imaginary terrorists and in a drill straight out of the movies bundled a would-be VIP into a car and sped off after a shooting.

  • Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert of bribery 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:58 pm
  • JERUSALEM - An Israeli court on Monday convicted ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a high-profile bribery case, crushing his hopes for a political comeback and setting the stage for him to become the first Israeli premier to go to prison.

  • Israel allows Turkey to import goods to Gaza 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 12:08 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israel says it is allowing building materials into the Gaza Strip for the construction of a Turkish hospital in the crowded seaside strip.