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Gaza Power Shortage to Worsen as Israel Reduces Supply

Israel will reduce electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip after funding cuts by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a minister said Monday, worsening an already severe shortage in the Hamas-run enclave.

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Qatar Isolation Could Damage Gaza Reconstruction

Gulf sanctions against Qatar could damage reconstruction in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, where it has provided large financial backing, the head of a major humanitarian charity warned Tuesday.

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Israeli Tank Fires on Hamas Position in Gaza

An Israeli tank opened fire Thursday on a Hamas position in Gaza, in response to shots coming from the Palestinian territory, the Israeli army said.

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Gaza's Sole Power Plant Runs Out of Fuel

The Gaza Strip's only functioning power plant was out of action Sunday after running out of fuel, the head of the territory's electricity provider told AFP.

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Israel Targets Hamas Posts in Response to Gunfire

Israel's army targeted Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip with tank fire early Tuesday after gunfire against its forces, the second such incident in recent days, officials said.

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Gaza Desalination Plant to be Operational in Autumn

Gaza's largest desalination plant will be operational in the autumn as the Palestinian enclave tries to avert a potential humanitarian crisis over a lack of drinkable water, officials said Tuesday.

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Israel Raids Hit Gaza as Violence Flares for Fourth Day

Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza early on Saturday in response to rocket fire as the worst flare-up of violence since a 2014 war entered a fourth day.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launch and most such fire since 2014 has been carried out by fringe Islamist groups but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such attacks.

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Gaza Training Blast Kills Palestinian Fighter

The Islamic Jihad militant group said on Monday that one of its fighters was killed and two wounded in an explosion during a training session in the northern Gaza Strip.

The armed wing of the Palestinian militant movement, the Al-Quds Brigades, said in a statement that 32-year-old Mazen Loulou was killed "while carrying out his combat duties".

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Gaza's Sole Power Plant Shuts down over Fuel Shortage

The only power plant in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip was at a standstill on Tuesday due to an ongoing shortage of fuel caused largely by a dispute over taxes, officials said.

The plant has been closed since Saturday night when it ran out of fuel, said Ahmed Abu Al-Amreen, an official in the energy ministry.

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Second Gaza Child Dies after Israeli Air Strike

A six-year-old girl wounded in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip Saturday has died of her injuries, Palestinian medical sources told Agence France Presse, naming her as Israa Abu Khussa.

Her brother Yassin, 10, died earlier in a raid on a base of Hamas's military wing near their home in the northern Gaza village of Beit Lahiya. Another brother, Ayub, 13, suffered moderate injuries.

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