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  • Nov 24, 2014
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Israel-Gaza Conflict

Lip-smacking profits in smuggling KFC to Gazans

Fast-food starved Gazans can now order home-delivered Kentucky Fried Chicken, thanks to a new smuggling service which brings takeout from Egypt via a network of underground tunnels. It is not exactly "fast", taking several hours to arrive, with the Palestinian delivery firm behind it charging hefty prices to cover the cost of fuel and transport.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 4:22am

Talking points

he Legislative Council's panel on environmental affairs meets to discuss the public consultation on a producer-responsibility scheme for glass drink bottles.

22 Apr 2013 - 1:58am

Pressure mounts over Israel settlement plans

Britain and France on Monday weighed measures against Israel to protest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to expand settlement building after the United Nations’ de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood.

3 Dec 2012 - 9:37pm

Israel to build 3,000 settler homes after Palestinian UN bid

Israel is to build 3,000 new settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank after the Palestinians won recognition as a non-member state at the United Nations, an Israeli official told AFP on Friday.

30 Nov 2012 - 10:41pm

Recriminations in Israel as Palestinians win UN upgrade

The Palestinians’ historic UN success sparked angry recriminations in Israel on Friday, with officials saying it crippled peace hopes and the opposition blaming government inaction for causing the crisis.

30 Nov 2012 - 8:46pm

Israel defence minister retires in pre-vote shock

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak shook up the Israeli political system on Monday by saying he is quitting politics and will not run in general elections in January.

26 Nov 2012 - 8:34pm

Mursi raises hopes for peace

A welcome new peacemaker has emerged in the Middle East. Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi brokered the ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, ending tit-for-tat attacks that killed more than 140 people and threatened to escalate into all-out war.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:03am

Beijing urged to give more support to Palestinians by envoy

A Palestinian envoy said yesterday that he hoped China would play a greater role in supporting his people in their conflict with Israel as a counterweight to the United States' influence over the peace process.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

Gaza truce splits Israelis, as Hamas claims victory

Hamas has emerged from battle with the triumphal sense of a hard-won game change: by stopping its offensive when it did, Israel's hardline government seems to have grudgingly accepted that the Islamic militant group cannot soon be dislodged from power in Gaza.

24 Nov 2012 - 4:46am

Palestinian envoy seeks role for China in Gaza conflict

China could play a “special role” in the Middle East, a Palestinian envoy said on Friday, after eight days of conflict between Israel and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

23 Nov 2012 - 8:07pm

Talking Points

Palestinian envoy in Beijing talks

23 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi hailed after brokering Gaza ceasefire

The Gaza ceasefire deal reached on Wednesday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi: an Islamist leader who refuses to talk to Israelis, or even say the country's name, mediated for it and finally turned himself into Israel's de facto protector.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:02am

Iron Dome rocket interceptions cost Israel US$30m

Israel's Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fighting cost US$25 million to US$30 million, the government said on Thursday, arguing the US-backed system was well worth the money.

23 Nov 2012 - 9:02pm

TV men killed in missile strike 'legitimate targets', says Israel

The unprecedented killing of two cameramen from Gaza's Hamas television station in a targeted missile strike this week raised questions about whom Israel considers to be militant operatives, and thus legitimate targets.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Palestinian envoy to brief China on Gaza situation

A Palestinian envoy arrived in China’s capital to discuss the Palestinians’ conflict with Israel and their bid to upgrade their status at the UN on Thursday .

22 Nov 2012 - 5:06pm 1 comment