Tunnels between Gaza and Egypt are back in business since cease-fire
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Scott Wilson - December 1, 2012 - 1:00am

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — For eight days, the sounds of illegal commerce here at the ragged southern edge of the Gaza Strip were silenced by the pounding thrum of battle.

World Bank to Spend $6.4 Million in Bid To Save Gaza's Water System
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Tamar Dressler - November 29, 2012 - 1:00am

The World Bank is trying to help repair Gaza’s precarious water and sewage systems. Polluted water in Gaza has had an adverse effect on the health of local residents, and the situation is only getting worse. A UN report from last August maintains that the population in Gaza, which currently totals 1.64 million and is expected to increase by half a million by 2020, might lose its main water resource — the subterranean coastal aquifer.

As Bombs Fell in Gaza, a Rich Cactus Lover Could Cultivate Only Patience
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jodi Rudoren - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA — Jawdat N. Khoudary is one of Gaza’s wealthiest men, and one of its boldest dreamers.

Gaza cease-fire raises hopes for reconstruction
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Sarah El Deeb - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Mohammed Falah Azzam has been through this before.

Gaza losses total 300 mln USD after Israeli airstrikes: report
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
November 24, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Gaza Strip must be declared an economically-disastrous area, Palestinian Chamber of Commerce said Saturday. In a report assessing the damage following an eight-day Israeli air raids, the study said that the economic losses in Gaza reached 300 million U.S. dollars.

Beyond Gaza rhetoric
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Jonathan Rosen - (Opinion) November 14, 2012 - 1:00am

The Gaza Strip erupted in yet another convulsion of violence this past week. Over the course of three days, Palestinian militiamen fired more than 100 missiles, rockets and mortar shells at Israeli civilian and military targets, sowing terror among the hundreds of thousands of people who live in southern Israel.

European watchdog 'concerned' by PA pressure on journalists
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
November 14, 2012 - 1:00am

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A European press freedom group said Monday it was concerned about the Palestinian Authority's steps to put pressure on a columnist who criticized President Mahmoud Abbas' office. The Vienna-based International Press Institute said it was joining Palestinian journalists who have raised concerns about the PA's treatment of Jihad Harb after he questioned hiring practices at Abbas' office.

State of Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) November 13, 2012 - 1:00am

Our political leaders are reassessing their options in the wake of the latest escalation in the South. Israel’s current policy is to react to each new barrage from Gaza by identifying and singling out the specific terrorist organization that fired at our civilians, targeting rocket-launching crews and arms caches.

Turkish PM plans to visit Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
(Analysis) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am

  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he is planning to pay a visit to Gaza along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas if the conditions are ripe, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on Friday.

Qatar opens diplomatic office in Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
October 30, 2012 - 12:00am

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — In a boost to Gaza's Hamas government, the Gulf state of Qatar said on Sunday it opened the first diplomatic office in the isolated territory since the Islamic military group took power five years ago.

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