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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    This time, gunfire in Gaza is to celebrate 'permanent' truce

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... seen a quarter of its 1.8 million people flee their homes. Watch: Celebrations in Gaza as long-term truce begins The agreement involves an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza that broke out ... and that it is stronger than Israel." Militants emerged from hiding for the first time in weeks, firing shots into the air in celebration and crying, "Allahu Akbar [God is great]". One pickup truck ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians celebrate as long-term ceasefire begins in Gaza

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:35am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Deal involves ‘permanent’ truce and end to Israel’s eight-year blockade of Gaza, in move hailed by Hamas as a ‘victory for the resistance’ Celebrations ... for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. In Gaza itself thousands flooded onto the streets in celebration, some firing joyfully into the air, among them gunmen from Hamas, reporters ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian couple don’t let warget in the way of a wedding

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Omar waits at the door. He is just waiting for the moment to depart for a better life abroad. "My family's not in Gaza. I am alone here," he said. "The celebration ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Eid brings lull in Gaza fighting as UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 06:05pm by AFP

    ... There was little mood for celebration in Gaza City as the three-day festival of Eid ul-Fitr that ends the holy month of Ramadan got under way. Several hours earlier, the UN Security Council had appealed ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:39am by Reuters in Gaza and Jerusalem

    ... on Wednesday a humanitarian truce may go into effect by the weekend, in time for the Eid ul-Fitr festival, Islam’s biggest annual celebration that follows the fasting month of Ramadan. However, another ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    New M75 perfume in Gaza City celebrates Hamas long-range rocket

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City A new perfume, the M75, celebrates the Hamas 'rocket of resistance' It's the sweet smell of victory in Gaza Victory has never smelled so ... captured the public's imagination in Gaza, where it played a commanding role during Hamas's 25th anniversary celebrations at the weekend. An enormous mock-up of the rocket had pride ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    UN endorsement of Palestinian statehood sparks celebration

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... "But how are we going to benefit?" "I was afraid all day that something would happen, that Israel would find a way to deter us again. I was scared to celebrate, but now I am here ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gazans celebrate 'victory' over Israel as ceasefire holds

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 03:30pm by Reuters in Gaza

    ... than a pause in a deadly struggle between deeply distrustful adversaries. Jubilant crowds celebrated in Gaza, most waving green Hamas flags, but hundreds with the yellow emblems of the rival ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of US Secretary of State's visit

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:40am by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... overnight to avoid the larger spectacle of having to witness the celebrations over the killers’ freedom. “Leadership is judged by the ability to implement decisions, difficult as they may be.” ... celebration in the Qalandia refugee camp in the West Bank. Shihadeh, 51, has spent nearly 29 years in prison after being convicted in the murder of an alleged collaborator with Israel. His mother ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Arab Idol victory sparks joy among Palestinians

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Celebrations break out as 23-year-old Gazan wins Arab world's version of singing contest Idol victory sparks Palestinian joy Jubilant Palestinians ... wept as she wrapped the Palestinian flag around her shoulders. Spontaneous celebrations broke out in Gaza, Assaf's home, and in the West Bank, with tens of thousands taking to the streets. ...




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