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  • Egypt steps up Gaza tunnel crackdown, dismaying Palestinians

    June 24, 2013 | 9:53 am

    Egypt has intensified a crackdown on smuggling tunnels between its volatile Sinai desert and the Gaza Strip, causing a steep hike in petrol and cement prices in the Palestinian territory.

    Palestinians involved in the tunnel business say that the campaign, which began in March and...

  • Tricked Into

    By Larry Derfner

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Like everyone else, I used to divide the prostitutes smuggled into Israel from the former Soviet republics into two categories -- the good ones who were tricked into it, and the bad ones who knew what they were getting into.

    I think differently now. After meeting one of the "bad"...

  • Gaza Pullout Raises Troubling Questions

    By Leslie Susser

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If Israel pulls its troops out of Gaza, how can Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon be sure that Hamas won't seize power in the ensuing chaos?

    That's one of the key questions troubling Israeli policy planners. So far, they have come up with a number of answers: Military force to...

  • Preparing for War

    By David Margolis

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A time for peace and a time for war. Most talk, for years, has been about peace, but there's war talk in Israel now. At least one independent intelligence agency is predicting a regional war this spring, and nobody is offering credible deniability. The Palestinians have been...

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