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Breathtaking photographs of the human race

“I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”

"I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."

A boy rescues his sister from underneath the rubble of their home in Syria

  A boy rescues his sister from underneath the rubble of their home in Syria

Toshimana, an apprentice Geisha in Kyoto

 Toshimana, an apprentice Geisha in Kyoto

Yezidi girl carries an assault rifle to protect her family against ISIS

Yezidi girl carries an assault rifle to protect her family against ISIS

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Rain floods exacerbate life for embattled Gaza residents

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Source: worldbulletin.net

Moataz Sukkar no longer runs to his home’s balcony in the Gaza Strip to welcome the year’s first autumn rain.

The Palestinian young man had to carry out an urgent chore after rainwater spread through the floor of his house: fix the fragile spread of nylon sheets and cloth rags he had installed to cover the roof after it was blown off by Israeli warplanes during the latter’s recently-ended devastating offensive on the coastal enclave.

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Donors pledge $5.4bn for Gaza reconstruction

Aid pledged at Cairo meet to rebuild enclave devastated by Israeli assault surpasses what Palestinians had asked for

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Source: aljazeera.com

Global donors have pledged a sum of $5.4bn in aid to reconstruct the Gaza Strip amid warnings that the battered Palestinian enclave remained a “tinderbox” following its summer war with Israel.

“The participants pledged approximately $5.4bn,” Norwegian foreign minister, Boerge Brende, said during the closing statement at the Cairo conference which Norway co-hosted.

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EU source: Gaza reconstruction aid is ‘made in Israel’

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A Palestinian school damaged during Operation Protective Edge. 7 August, Gaza City. [Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr]
Source: euractiv.com

SPECIAL REPORT: A row is brewing over claims that Israel is earning millions of euros from a de facto policy of preventing non-Israeli reconstruction aid from entering the Gaza Strip.

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Israeli missiles destroy a 12 level residential building in Gaza city

info-pictogram1 This building, Zafir 4, was located in Tal Al-Hawa in Gaza. The building was struck by two missiles.

Praying In The Rubble Of Gaza (Video)

info-pictogram1 The Al-Sousi mosque in Gaza City is just one of the many buildings be destroyed in Gaza since the Israel Gaza 2014 conflict began. Palestinian officials say at least 69 mosques have been destroyed and another 150 damaged. AJ+ checks the scene at Al-Sousi at prayer time.

Gaza children unable to go back to school

The new school year will be delayed indefinitely in Gaza, as more than 380,000 Palestinians remain displaced.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com

Shujayea, Gaza City – Ahmed al-Arqan, 54, sits under the roof of what used to be his family’s home: The three-story house, where he and his five brothers lived with their families in the eastern Shujayea neighbourhood of Gaza City, was almost entirely destroyed by an Israeli missile shot from an F16 warplane.

A math teacher, al-Arqan was meant to return to school in less than a week. But as violence has resumed in Gaza after the breakdown of ceasefire talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo, the school year has been postponed indefinitely in the besieged Palestinian territory.

“Teachers and students need at least three weeks before returning to school,” al-Arqan told Al Jazeera. “The authorities should also remove some parts of the curriculum to make it lighter for the children.”

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Official: 20 killed by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed

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Palestinian rescuers clear the rubble of a destroyed house following
an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Aug. 19, 2014
(AFP Mohammed Abed)

Source: http://www.maannews.net

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Renewed Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed 20 Palestinians since a temporary ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday, a health ministry spokesman said Wednesday.

Ashraf al-Qidra said that Zaki Suleiman al-Rai, 54, died from wounds sustained early Wednesday.

The bodies of Mustafa Rabah al-Dalou, 14 and Wafaa Hussein al-Dalou were also recovered from the wreckage of the al-Dalou family home in Gaza City.

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UK government to block arms exports to Israel if military action resumes

Announcement comes after lengthy dispute between leading Tories and Liberal Democrats over restriction of arms sales

A girl sits on the ruins of her family's home in Gaza

A girl sits on the ruins of her family’s home that witnesses say was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in the Beit Hanoun neighbourhood of Gaza City Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

By: Rupert Neate

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/

The British government will suspend some of its arms exports to Israel if hostilities resume in Gaza due to concerns that the British-made products could be used by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).

The business department said a review of UK exports to Israel had identified the 12 licences for “components which could be part of equipment used by the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza“. They include equipment for military radar, combat aircraft and tanks.

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