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Gaza Building Boom Comes from Underground

There is a building boom taking place now in Gaza, despite the blockade Israel has imposed on the Strip since Hamas took power there. The boom is due in part to an intricate network of tunnels dug into the sandy soil reaching from Gaza, extending over the international border, and ending in Egypt. Israel Allows… Continue Reading

Popularity Rises as Abbas Returns to Ramallah

Thousands Greet Abbas President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, returned home on Sunday to a hero’s welcome. Thousands greeted him in Ramallah upon his return from delivering a controversial speech to the United Nations General Assembly in which he called for the creation of a Palestinian State. It is estimated that about… Continue Reading

Washington Hints that it Will Veto Palestinian Resolution in UN

Despite the fact that the Obama administration generally agrees with the resolution which the Palestinians are bringing to a vote in the United Nations Security Council this week, Washington has hinted that it will veto such a resolution. The draft resolution contains condemnation of Israel’s continuing building of towns in the disputed territories known as… Continue Reading