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UNESCO Vote on Palestinian Membership Could Boost U.N. Bid

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinians expect to win full membership at the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO as early as Monday, in a vote that would boost their bid for international recognition as an independent state. Paris-based UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have sought to join since President Mahmoud Abbas applied last month for full recognition […]

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Israeli Strike on Gaza Ends Brief Truce

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An Israeli airstrike along Gaza’s southern border with Egypt killed a Palestinian militant as he prepared to fire a rocket into Israel Sunday. Sunday’s attack came just hours after Islamic Jihad and other radical Palestinian groups in Gaza had announced they would accept an Egyptian-mediated truce to end days of deadly violence – as long […]

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More Israeli Airstrikes, Palestinian Rockets

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli aircraft attacked a group of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip Sunday, killing one person, hours after militants fired rockets into southern Israel for a second day. Medics say the Palestinian was killed Sunday afternoon in an Israeli airstrike along Gaza’s southern border with Egypt. Israel says it struck militants who were preparing a […]

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Israel, Militants Continue Attacks for Second Day

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian militants continued to launch attacks against each other Sunday, following deadly attacks that began Saturday with an Israeli air raid on Palestinian militants. Egypt’s attempt to broker a cease-fire between the two factions has so far failed to bring a halt to the flare-up of violence. Several rockets were fired into […]

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Israel, Militants Continue Attacks for Second Day

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian militants continued to launch attacks against each other Sunday, following deadly attacks Saturday that began with an Israeli air raid on Palestinian militants. Egypt’s attempt to broker a cease-fire between the two factions has so far failed to bring a halt to the flare-up of violence. Several rockets were fired into […]

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10 Dead in Fire Exchange Between Israel, Gaza Militants

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from Israeli air raids on Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip rose to nine Saturday, while a retaliatory rocket fire by Palestinian militants killed one Israeli civilian and wounded at least two others. Islamic Jihad said a commander of the Palestinian militant group was among those killed in the attacks. The […]

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Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Kills 7 Militants

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli air strikes on an Islamic Jihad base in the southern Gaza Strip killed seven militants Saturday. Islamic Jihad said a commander of the Palestinian militant group was among those killed in the attacks. The air raids prompted a retaliatory rocket fire by Palestinian militants in which at least four Israeli civilians were wounded. Israeli […]

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Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Kills 5 Militants

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli airstrike on an Islamic Jihad training camp in the southern Gaza Strip has killed five militants. Islamic Jihad says a commander of the Palestinian militant group was among those killed in the attack Saturday. The Israeli military confirmed the airstrike, saying it targeted militants preparing to launch rockets at Israel. It said those […]

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Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Kills at Least 5 Militants

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli airstrike on an Islamic Jihad training camp in the southern Gaza Strip has killed at least five militants. Palestinian doctors say two other people were wounded in the attack Saturday. The Israeli military confirmed the airstrike.

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Israel, Palestinians To Present Proposals on Key Issues

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to submit proposals on territory and security to international mediators who are trying to re-start direct peace talks. A spokesman for the Quartet of Mideast peace negotiators announced the agreement on Wednesday after the group held separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives in Jerusalem. The spokesman says the […]

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