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Work permits are lifeline for people in Gaza, and leverage for Israel over Palestinians
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Work permits are lifeline for people in Gaza, and leverage for Israel over Palestinians

Israel has issued up to 15,500 work permits since last year, allowing Palestinians to cross into the country from the Gaza Strip and work mostly menial jobs that pay far higher wages

Israeli strike, not errant Islamic Jihad rocket, killed 5 children in Gaza cemetery
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Israeli strike, not errant Islamic Jihad rocket, killed 5 children in Gaza cemetery

The five children had gathered at a local cemetery at Jebaliya when they were killed in a strike on 7 August, just hours before a truce was brokered between Israel and Islamic Jihad. Israel had claimed that it was an errant Islamic Jihad rocket that killed the children

Jerusalem: Eight Israelis injured in shooting near Western Wall
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Jerusalem: Eight Israelis injured in shooting near Western Wall

The police suspect this a Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, where 49 Palestinians, including 17 children and 14 militants, were killed, and several hundred were injured

Power resumes in Gaza as sole power plant restarts after Israel-Palestinian truce
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Power resumes in Gaza as sole power plant restarts after Israel-Palestinian truce

The only power plant in Gaza went offline on Saturday after Israel closed the border crossing into Gaza stopping the fuel trucks bound for the power plant from entering Gaza

Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble on Hamas staying out of the fight paid off
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Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble on Hamas staying out of the fight paid off

Yair Lapid, set to contest the upcoming general elections, counted on Hamas to stay out of the fight, enabling Israel to weaken Islamic Jihad while avoiding a full-blown escalation to win political points ahead of the polls. Now, with a cease-fire between the sides, the gamble seems to have paid off

Israel-Gaza: Cease-fire persists overnight, raises hopes for conflict abatement
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Israel-Gaza: Cease-fire persists overnight, raises hopes for conflict abatement

Palestinian Health Ministry said that 43 Palestinians were killed, including 15 children and four women. For humanitarian reasons, Israel stated it was "partially reopening" crossings into Gaza; if peace was maintained, it would open them completely

Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Palestinians and Israel takes effect in Gaza
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Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Palestinians and Israel takes effect in Gaza

The flare-up was the worst fighting between Israel and Gaza militant groups since Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war last year, and adds to the destruction and misery that have plagued blockaded Gaza for years

Violence in Gaza: Death toll reaches 29 after Palestinian ministry corrects previous statement
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Violence in Gaza: Death toll reaches 29 after Palestinian ministry corrects previous statement

The government had previously reported that 32 individuals had died, but a subsequent official statement corrected the number to 29, including six children and four women

Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad Gaza commander, 20 terrorists arrested
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Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad Gaza commander, 20 terrorists arrested

Israel has launched Operation Breaking Dawn to crack down on Palestinian Islamic Jihad for rocket attacks on thickly populated Israeli cities since the beginning of the week following the arrest of the terror outfit's top leader Bassem al Saadi

Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24 including six children
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Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24 including six children

The fighting began with Israel's killing of a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in a wave of strikes Friday that Israel said were meant to prevent an imminent attack

Israeli army nabs 19 Islamic Jihad operatives as rocket attacks in Israel continue
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Israeli army nabs 19 Islamic Jihad operatives as rocket attacks in Israel continue

Israeli army has raided various locations in West Bank to nab the militants behind the recent spate of rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza following Bassem al Saadi’s arrest last week

Israel strikes on Gaza kill top militant, tensions escalate
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Israel strikes on Gaza kill top militant, tensions escalate

In response, Palestinian militants also launched a barrage of rockets as air-raid sirens wailed in Israel and the two sides drew closer to another all-out war

Seeking new funds, Gaza's Hamas impose a slew of new taxes
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Seeking new funds, Gaza's Hamas impose a slew of new taxes

The move by the militant group comes at a time when Gaza's 2.3 million people are suffering not only from a 15-year Israeli-Egyptian blockade, but also from a new jump in prices caused by global supply-chain issues and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Israel closes crossing to Gaza workers after Hamas rocket attacks
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Israel closes crossing to Gaza workers after Hamas rocket attacks

Israel said Palestinian militants fired two rockets late Friday, with one landing in an open area inside Israel and the other falling inside Gaza.

Israel Air Force and Palestine militants trade fire across Gaza as clashes intensify at Jerusalem
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Israel Air Force and Palestine militants trade fire across Gaza as clashes intensify at Jerusalem

Palestinian militants fired two rockets toward Israel from the Gaza Strip late Wednesday and early Thursday, and Israeli aircraft hit militant targets in the seaside, Hamas-ruled enclave

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire as Mideast tensions mount
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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire as Mideast tensions mount

Israel holds the Hamas militant group that rules Gaza responsible for all rocket fire and typically responds with airstrikes within hours

Israel carries out its first air strike on Gaza Strip after rocket attack as Jerusalem tensions spike
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Israel carries out its first air strike on Gaza Strip after rocket attack as Jerusalem tensions spike

Warning sirens sounded in southern Israel Monday night after the rocket was fired from the enclave controlled by the Islamist group Hamas, the first such incident since early January

Israeli jets hit militant targets in Gaza after rocket fire; no immediate reports on possible casualties
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Israeli jets hit militant targets in Gaza after rocket fire; no immediate reports on possible casualties

It is, however, not clear whether the rockets were meant to hit Israel, but Gaza-based militant groups often test-fire missiles toward the sea. There were no reports of casualties from Saturday's rocket launches

Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks amid violent clashes along Gaza border
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Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks amid violent clashes along Gaza border

Defence Minister Benny Gantz met Abbas in Ramallah late Sunday for what were reportedly the first direct talks between an Israeli cabinet member and the 86-year-old Palestinian leader in several years

Israel pounds Gaza after border clashes between troops, Palestinian protesters leave dozens injured
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Israel pounds Gaza after border clashes between troops, Palestinian protesters leave dozens injured

Hamas had called a protest on Saturday to mark the burning 52 years ago of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam.