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2008-08-30 09:00:26

Text of report in English by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 30 August [Unattributed report from Rafah: "Rafah Crossing Opened Before Stranded Passengers"] The Egyptian authority on 30 August opened the Rafah border terminal with the Gaza Strip for two days to allow stranded Egyptians back to their lands along with Palestinians carrying Egyptian residence permits and holders of foreign passports. Mohammed Odwan, the spokesman of the Palestinian crossings department,...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

Text of report by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 21 August [Unattributed report: "Haniyah Asks Red Cross To Work on Lifting Siege on Gaza"] GAZA, (PIC) - Isma'il Haniyah, the premier of the PNA caretaker government, called Wednesday [20 August] on the Red Cross delegation to work on lifting the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip and to intervene to facilitate the travel of patients for medical treatment outside the Strip. During his meeting with the delegation headed...

2006-07-18 02:11:26

GAZA (Reuters) - The Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt temporarily reopened on Tuesday to allow Palestinians who were stranded on the Egyptian side to return home, European monitors at the crossing said. At least 2,000 Palestinians were waiting to make the crossing. Many have been trapped on the Egyptian side of the border crossing since June 25, when Palestinian militants seized an Israeli soldier in a cross-border raid. The raid prompted Israel to launch a...

2006-07-14 12:09:39

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen blew a six- meter (20-foot) hole in the Gaza-Egypt border wall on Friday, allowing nearly 1,000 Gazans stranded by the closed border to cross home, officials and witnesses said. Palestinians, some carrying large pieces of luggage and young children, cheered "God is Greatest" as they crossed into Gaza. One man exclaimed: "We are free. We are back home." Some of the Gazans had been trapped on the Egyptian side of the Rafah...

2006-07-11 14:04:29

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. aid agencies told Israel on Tuesday it was not doing enough to ease a threatened humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, Western diplomats said. U.N. agency heads and donors held their first meeting with Israel's foreign minister since the start of a major Gaza offensive two weeks ago to free an abducted soldier. In the closed-door meeting, the U.N. agencies and donors asked Israel to ease restrictions on bringing in supplies saying that fuel and flour were...

2006-06-14 13:30:41

PARIS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed concern on Wednesday that factional Palestinian in-fighting could split the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinians seek statehood in the two territories that Israel captured from Jordan and Egypt in a 1967 war. Although only 45 km (28 miles) apart at their closest point, the West Bank and Gaza have political differences. Congested and coastal Gaza is a stronghold of Hamas Islamists, who recently swept to...

2006-03-28 18:14:50

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he was ready to give up some occupied land to set a final border with the Palestinians as he claimed victory on Wednesday in a general election. Olmert said that he hoped that it would still be possible to set a border through negotiations with the Palestinians, but that Israel would act alone if peace efforts remained stalled. "We are ready to compromise, to give up parts of the beloved Land of Israel ... and...

2006-02-16 11:24:58

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Defense Ministry recommended on Thursday barring all Palestinians from working in Israel and from traveling between Gaza and the West Bank once a Hamas-led parliament is sworn in, government officials said. The ministry also recommended that Israel squeeze the Palestinian Authority financially by immediately stopping all tax revenue transfers and by exerting pressure on international donors to freeze all but humanitarian assistance. The...

2006-01-04 12:11:31

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie as they visited the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but relented after being confronted by a member of the security forces, witnesses said. They said Craig and Cindy Corrie, whose daughter was fatally run down by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian building in 2003, were at the home of a friend in the Gaza town of Rafah when the gunmen arrived. The...

2005-11-26 07:26:29

By Nidal al-Mughrabi RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Palestinians asserted control for the first time over an international frontier on Saturday as hundreds of Gazans moved across a newly opened terminal at Rafah into neighbouring Egypt. Travellers exchanged embraces and some flashed V-for victory signs, happy to be freer to travel and to be processed by Palestinian police rather than Israeli soldiers who occupied the Gaza Strip for 38 years before they withdrew in September. "I feel...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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