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Life in Gaza, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, was mentally taxing even before the novel coronavirus outbreak brought additional hardship, including nightly curfews and tight movement restrictions.

Israel said it struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza on Sunday.

Egypt returns bodies of Gaza fishermen shot by navy

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Egypt returns bodies of Gaza fishermen shot by navy

The shooting occurred Friday as three fishermen were fishing near the Gaza-Egypt maritime frontier.

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

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Israel bombs Gaza for eighth day in a row

For the eighth day in a row, Israel has bombed Gaza and damaged agricultural land.

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Palestinian-American family stranded by coronavirus in Gaza return home

Florida couple were finally able to return to the US after being stuck in Gaza due to Covid-19.

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

Israel said it carried out overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from ...

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Israel closes Gaza goods crossing over balloon attacks

Israel has closed its goods crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip after Hamas fired rockets into the Mediterranean.

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

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Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of ...

Gaza records its 'first' coronavirus-related death

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Gaza records its 'first' coronavirus-related death

Palestinians recorded the first coronavirus-related death in Gaza, increasing the total virus deaths inside Palestinian territories to five.

Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

Hamas warns of Gaza Eid lockdown amid coronavirus rise

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Hamas warns of Gaza Eid lockdown amid coronavirus rise

Hamas official Khalil al Hayya says Gaza may enter full lockdown if coronavirus cases continue to rise, as Gazans prepare to celebrate Eid on ...

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Amr Salahi

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave ...

The New Arab

Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in Sinai raid

At least 18 suspected militants were killed in North Sinai, authorities said on Sunday.

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Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

Not sure which Ramadan soaps to watch? Here are The New Arab's pick of this year's top 10 best Ramadan soaps.

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Families of Sinai victims complain benefits cut amid pandemic

Egyptian authorities have reduced pay-outs to families of victims without explanation.

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Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

One-way traffic into the coastal enclave through the Rafah crossing would be allowed for the coming four days, Gaza's interior ministry ...

Palestinian groups cancel border protests over coronavirus concerns

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Palestinian groups cancel border protests over coronavirus concerns

Organisers cancelled the Great March of Return's second anniversary rally amid concerns the novel coronavirus will spread throughout the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza medics switching focus from border protests to coronavirus

With Gaza's era-defining border marches likely on hold, healthcare workers in the densely-populated coastal enclave are now gearing up for a ...

Panic grips caged Gaza Strip after first coronavirus cases

Asmaa Tayeh

Panic grips caged Gaza Strip after first coronavirus cases

Fears mount that Gaza's fragile health system, which has been decimated by Israel's blockade, will struggle to contain the coronavirus in one of ...

Qatar announces $150 million aid to coronavirus-hit Gaza

The New Arab

Qatar announces $150 million aid to coronavirus-hit Gaza

Qatar has earmarked some of the funds to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which the UN has warned could be disastrous in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Gaza authorities confirm first two COVID-19 cases, Iraq goes on nation-wide lockdown, Turkey gets serious with the elderly and the UAE bans ...

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