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Hamas leaders in Cairo for talks on Gaza crisis, ‘reconciliation’

The visit comes amid increased tensions between Fatah and Hamas, with representatives of the rival parties holding each other responsible for thwarting efforts to achieve “national reconciliation.”

A student supporting Hamas holds a Palestinian flag in a rally during an election campaign for the student council at the Birzeit University in the West Bank city of Ramallah April 26, 2016. (photo credit: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS)


Egypt has invited senior Hamas officials to Cairo for talks on the continued tensions along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel and ways of ending the dispute between the Islamist movement and the ruling Fatah faction in the West Bank.

On the eve of the visit, Hamas leaders said they were not prepared to “pay any political price” in return for economic and humanitarian projects in the Gaza Strip. Read more

Updated: July 13, 2018 — 2:45 am

Kite Terror and Blazing Flames

Er is nu een vuurgevecht tussen Kibbutz Sa’ad en Moshav Shuba. De weg was een paar minuten gesloten en heropend. Vuurkrachten met de hulp van veel mensen opereren daar en er is controle. Bron: Twitter

Updated: July 11, 2018 — 1:09 pm

The last big one: The July 11, 1927 Jericho Earthquake

Israel sits on the Syrian-African Rift and has been experiencing large quakes every 80-100 years for centuries.

Damages from 1927 earthquake: A destroyed house on the Mount of Olives. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


Exactly 91 years ago, on July 11, the last major earthquake struck the Holy Land.

Known as the 1927 Jericho Earthquake, the 6.25 magnitude quake lasted approximately five seconds and rippled from its epicenter in the northern Dead Sea region to Jerusalem, Jericho and Nablus, reaching Ramle, Lod and Tiberias – claiming 500 lives and injuring an additional 700 people. It also caused massive structural damage throughout the region. Read more

Updated: July 11, 2018 — 1:10 pm
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