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2008-07-24 06:01:05

Text of report in English by Izz-al-Din al-Qassam Brigades website on 24 July [Unattributed report: "Haniyah calls to open Rafah Crossing to transfer Hamas parliamentarian for treatment"] Hamas movement prime minister, Ismail Haniyah, called Egypt on Thursday to open Rafah crossing to transfer Hamas Parliamentarian Mariam Farahat to an Egyptian hospital to receive medical treatment.

2008-06-18 00:00:08

JERUSALEM _ A deal announced on Tuesday for a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas raised hopes for an end to months of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel, but skeptical Israeli officials cautioned that the emerging truce was fragile and could easily unravel.

2008-06-17 12:00:13

Excerpt from report by London-based newspaper Al-Hayat website on 17 June [Report by Fathi Sabbah in Gaza: "'Hamas': Calm Agreement in Three Stages Includes Opening Rafah Crossing and Separating Shalit's Case.

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.

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.

2006-06-22 06:23:38

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The ruling Palestinian militant group Hamas urged European monitors to reopen Gaza's main international gateway after it remained shut on Thursday in the wake of Israeli security concerns.

2006-06-22 04:41:13

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The ruling Palestinian militant group Hamas urged European monitors to reopen Gaza's main international gateway after it remained shut on Thursday in the wake of Israeli security concerns.

2006-01-02 03:34:44

GAZA (Reuters) - About 200 policemen stormed government offices in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Monday to protest at the failure of the Palestinian Authority to fight growing lawlessness, witnesses said.

2005-12-30 04:43:05

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - European Union monitors withdrew from Gaza's border with Egypt on Friday after Palestinian police imposed an armed blockade to protest the killing of a colleague in spiraling internal violence.

2005-12-26 10:47:04

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militant groups said on Monday that European Union monitors had prevented three of their senior commanders from leaving the Gaza Strip and threatened to blast a path in the border to allow them to travel.


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dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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