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Palestinian minister released after two years in captivity

WEST BANK, 7 Jun 2013 - On Thursday evening [6 June 2013], Israel released former Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Wasfi Kabaha (50 years of age) after holding him under Administrative Detention for two years without charges or trial.

Wasfy QabhaThe army moved him to the Jabara roadblock, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, where was released and was welcomed on the other side of the roadblock by hundreds of residents, family members and journalists.

Following his release, Kabaha was moved to Thabit Thabit Hospital, in Tulkarem, for general medical checkup before heading home.

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Israel roboh 11 apartmen

BAITULMAQDIS, 30 Mei 2013 - Sebanyak 11 apartmen di Baitulmaqdis Timur dirobohkan pihak berkuasa Israel tanpa sebarang notis awal hingga menyebabkan lebih 100 penduduk termasuk wanita dan kanak-kanak kehilangan tempat tinggal, minggu lalu.

Pusat Maklumat Wadi Al-Helwa melaporkan antara kawasan yang terlibat adalah kejiranan Tur dan Jabal Mukaber serta tujuh rumah penduduk Palestin.

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Israel carries out incursion into besieged Gaza Strip

GAZA, 29 May 2013 - Israeli tanks and bulldozers have once again carried out an incursion into central besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.

An area bordering the Palestinian Bureij refugee camp was the target of Israeli forces. No injuries have been reported so far.
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Stephen Hawking: Furore deepens over Israel boycott

Stephen Hawking pictured with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in 2006.
Photograph: Yoav Lemmer/AFP/Getty Images

LONDON, 9 May 2013 - The celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking became embroiled in a deepening furore today over his decision to boycott a prestigious conference in Israel in protest over the state's occupation of Palestine.

Hawking, a world-renowned scientist and bestselling author who has had motor neurone disease for 50 years, cancelled his appearance at the high-profile Presidential Conference, which is personally sponsored by Israel's president, Shimon Peres, after a barrage of appeals from Palestinian academics.

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