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2011-05-26 13:55:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Starkey Hearing Foundation and its Israeli partners concluded today its Israel-Palestine Hearing Mission of Peace in the West Bank region, fitting more than 1,000 Palestinian children and adults with hearing devices. The Starkey Hearing Foundation hopes the three-day effort will promote greater communication and understanding among the local communities through improved hearing. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2008-08-26 09:00:33

By Kim Sengupta Israel freed 198 Palestinian prisoners yesterday amid scenes of jubilation in the West Bank. Unusually, among those released were two men accused by Israel of having "blood on their hands": Said al- Atabeh, the longest-serving inmate in custody, and Mohammed Abu Ali, the second longest-serving, who had been elected as a Fatah MP while behind bars. Although the Israeli government has released prisoners in the past, it had taken a hard line on those, such as al-Atabeh and...

2005-12-07 08:12:24

By Cynthia Johnston ARIEL, West Bank (Reuters) - Every day, Nida Hussein takes a trip that for most Palestinians would be unthinkable -- a two-hour bus ride from Jerusalem to a Jewish settler college in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Hussein, an 18-year-old from Arab East Jerusalem, is one of more than 300 Arab students, many of them Israeli citizens, enrolled at the College of Judea and Samaria in Ariel, a large settlement cutting deep into land Palestinians want for a state. "It...

2005-09-21 14:38:55

By Cynthia Johnston MORAG, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority plans to build thousands of homes to ease crowding in impoverished Gaza now that Israel has left, including high-rises erected on the ruins of the former Jewish settlement of Morag. Diana Butto, legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority, told Reuters that plans were in place to build 5,000 homes across the Gaza Strip at a cost of $165 million, funded mainly by Arab Gulf states and Japan. "The whole idea is...

2005-09-21 12:34:47

By Cynthia Johnston MORAG, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority plans to build thousands of homes to ease crowding in impoverished Gaza now that Israel has left, including high-rises erected on the ruins of the former Jewish settlement of Morag. Diana Butto, legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority, told Reuters that plans were in place to build 5,000 homes across the Gaza Strip at a cost of $165 million, funded mainly by Arab Gulf states and Japan. "The whole idea is...

2005-09-15 02:34:33

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will tell the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that Israel has ended responsibility for Gaza after pulling out troops and that peacemaking now depends on the Palestinians, a newspaper said. Sharon has won world acclaim for leaving the Gaza Strip after 38 years of occupation under a plan seen as a possible spur to peace talks. It was the first removal of settlements from land Palestinians want for a state. Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's...

2005-09-09 07:29:49

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli army blew up military buildings and packed up the last of its equipment on Friday in final preparations for a pullout from the Gaza Strip early next week after 38 years of occupation. Residents on both sides of the Israel-Gaza border were shaken out of bed by loud blasts as troops dynamited several security offices in the north of the territory, a precursor to turning over the razed settlements to the Palestinians. The army's...

2005-09-08 14:50:41

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top court ruled on Thursday that the army can demolish the synagogues of evacuated Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip, clearing a last hurdle to withdrawing from the occupied territory. Rejecting a last-gasp appeal by leading rabbis, the High Court of Justice accepted government arguments that leaving the 25 houses of worship intact would expose them to possible desecration by Palestinians. Israeli troops guarding one of the 21...

2005-09-08 09:47:09

By Mark Heinrich JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday the main Gaza-Egypt border crossing it shut earlier this week would be closed for six months of renovations in the absence of a deal with Palestinians over its control after Israel's pullout. The Rafah crossing's closure, implemented on Wednesday, was condemned by the Palestinian Authority, which will take over the Gaza Strip after Israel completes its withdrawal of settlers and soldiers, due next week, after 38 years of...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.