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Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian nuns

Pope Francis has canonized Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy from Palestine. The canonization ceremony was held in Vatican’s St Peter’s Square and was attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and over 2,000 Christian pilgrims from the region. Both of them are 19th Century nuns who lived in Ottoman-ruled Palestine. They are also are the ..

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UK Government passes motion to recognize Palestine

The UK House of Commons passed a motion, voting overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing Palestine as a State. Significantly, this motion is not binding on the UK government even though the House voted 274-12 in favour of granting recognition. Therefore, the vote, though highly symbolic, is not expected to bring about any real change in ..

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India to provide four million US dollars for rebuilding the Gaza Strip

At the International Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo, India pledged to donate US $ 4 mn in aid to rebuild Gaza Strip. The Conference is to raise money for rebuilding efforts in Gaza after its latest 50 day war with Israel. Presentation by Palestinian Authority The Palestinian Authority presented a 76 page long National Early ..

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Fatah and Hamas agree on unity government in Gaza

Rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas have agreed to a unified government in Gaza that is set to assume power immediately. The government will be headed by Mahmoud Abbas, as agreed upon by the two sides in talks held in Egypt. The two sides agreed to the unity government along with the UN controlling the ..

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Israel-Gaza conflict destroys ancient Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza

The ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict has taken a toll on ancient Omari Mosque in Jabaliya. The Israeli attack has completely destroyed the mosque on August 2, 2014 during Operation Protective Edge, part of the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict. The Omari Mosque is the part of rich cultural heritage of Gaza and was built in 700 AD. It ..

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