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Generational Country Study: Gaza Strip
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Online reference information
CIA Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gz.html
Google news: http://news.google.com/news?q=Gaza%20Strip
Google books: http://books.google.com/books?q=Gaza%20Strip
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-- How inflammatory was President Bush's speech to Israel's Knesset?:
The speech may have touched some nerves among the Palestinians, and changed American policy.
-- Hizbollah appears to be staging a coup in Lebanon:
As street gunfights spread, observers fear total civil war - which is impossible.
-- Yasser Arafat in 2002: "We used to call Jews our cousins":
In an interview replayed on CNN on Sunday,
-- Palestinian opinion shifts toward greater confrontation with Israel:
A Khalil Shikaki poll shows increasing acceptance of violence against Israel
-- Violence in Gaza escalates significantly as Israel contemplates an invasion:
American warships are off the Lebanon coast to promote "regional stability."
-- Suicide bombing in Israel blamed on the Gaza border opening:
Although Egypt finally closed the border on Sunday,
-- Egypt's failure to close the Gaza border further destabilizes the region.:
Changing events brings Israelis, Palestinians and Egyptians into further confrontation and conflict.
-- In dramatic scene, 60,000 Gazans pour into Egypt through holes blasted through border wall:
Euphoric Gazans go shopping, bring back food, fuel and fertilizer.
-- Israeli blockade of Gaza triggers protests against Egypt:
Angry Gazans stormed the Rafah crossing into Egypt on Tuesday,
-- Violence continues in Gaza as Israel kills 18 to stop rocket attacks:
President Bush's new Mideast peace initiative has a zero chance of success.
-- Tony Blair compares the Mideast peace process to the Northern Ireland peace process:
Generational Dynamics illuminates when such historical comparisons are valid and when they are not.
-- Mideast summit in Annapolis has feel of act of desperation:
No one appears to have any expectations whatsoever -- talking just to talk.
-- Hamas' stunning Gaza victory shocks entire Mideast:
A major realignment of unknown proportions is occurring throughout the Mideast.
-- Hamas presses for control in Gaza, Fatah gets revenge in West Bank:
The U.N. is considering deployment of a multinational force in Gaza,
-- Palestinian road to civil war escalates another step:
Gunfights escalated to larger military actions in northern Gaza
-- Jordan's King Abdullah renews stark warnings about Palestinian problem:
Both Israelis and Palestinians are becoming increasingly furious at each other,
-- Gaza close to state of emergency as Israel tries to avoid getting pulled in:
The streets of Gaza are clear except for gunmen today,
-- Palestinian Interior Minister resigns as escalated Gaza violence threatens civil war:
Six people were killed and dozens wounded over the weekend
-- Olmert promises retaliation after missile lands in Israeli city:
Another day, another escalation.
-- Israeli Air Force buzzes Syrian President's Palace as Israeli settlers are kidnapped:
As the level of brinksmanship increases, so does the risk of miscalculation.
-- Ex-CIA chief James Woolsey says Gaza pullout was "Worst result possible":
Five bystanders, including a pregnant woman, were killed by Palestinian gunmen
-- Hamas and Fatah armies gearing up for major confrontation in Gaza Strip:
Egypt and Lebanon are also being increasingly threatened by the escalating violence.
-- Gaza violence spiking up as Israel launches "crushing response" to rocket attacks:
Hamas promised to stop attacking Israel from Gaza, to prevent spiraling out of control.
-- Gaza strip descending into further chaos and lawlessness following Israeli withdrawal:
Black market prices for weapons have been falling sharply in Gaza,
-- Israel withdraws from Gaza amid hopes for peace and fears of instability:
Here's what you should watch for in the weeks ahead.
Other online references
UN Humanitarian Profile: http://www.irinnews.org/ME-Country.aspx?Country=OPT
Kidon Media Link: http://www.kidon.com/media-link/ps.php
Country Flag for Gaza Strip
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