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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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Body of Fatah operative found in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, April 24 (UPI) -- The body of a Fatah operative released by Israel in 2011 was discovered on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, Jordanian authorities said.

Palestinian prisoner to end hunger strike

JERUSALEM, April 23 (UPI) -- A Palestinian prisoner agreed to end an 8-month-long hunger strike in exchange for early release from prison, officials said.

HRW: Hamas did not probe Palestinian 'collaborator' deaths as promised

GAZA, April 12 (UPI) -- The Hamas government in Gaza failed to investigate the deaths of seven Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, Human Rights Watch said.

Hunger-strike prisoner deported to Gaza

GAZA, March 18 (UPI) -- A Palestinian prisoner on a hunger strike arrived in the Gaza Strip after Israel agreed to deport him there for a 10-year period, officials said.

Palestinian prisoner sent to hospital

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Samer Issawi, a Palestinian prisoner on a hunger strike, was transferred to a hospital after his condition deteriorated, Israeli prison authorities said.

Palestinians march to back hunger strike

BEITOUNIA, West Bank, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Beitounia Thursday to march to Israel's Ofer military prison to show support for prisoner hunger strikes.
Hamas film to portray capture of Shalit

Hamas film to portray capture of Shalit

GAZA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A film about the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was scheduled for broadcast on Hamas television in Gaza Thursday night, Hamas officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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Fresh fighting reported in Sinai

CAIRO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Fresh fighting between Egyptian police and gunmen erupted in the Sinai town of el-Arish, a day after 20 militants were killed, officials said.
Abbas: No talks until 123 prisoners freed

Abbas: No talks until 123 prisoners freed

BETHLEHEM, Israel, July 9 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas won't enter peace talks with Israel until 123 prisoners held since before 1994 are released, a P.A. official said.
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Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit talks on the phone with his family in this photo provided by by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) on October 18, 2011. Shalit was released by Hamas after five years in captivity in a swap for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. UPI/GPO/HO
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Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: גלעד שליט‎, born 28 August 1986) is an Israeli and French national and an IDF soldier who was attacked and kidnapped from Israel on 25 June 2006 by Hamas militants in a cross-border raid. Shalit was captured near the Kerem Shalom crossing (in Israel), and has been held as a hostage at an unknown location in the Gaza Strip by Hamas and deprived of all International Red Cross visits since his abduction.

Hamas has refused requests from the International Committee of the Red Cross to allow the ICRC to visit Shalit, and claims that any such visit could betray the location where Shalit is being held captive. Multiple human rights organizations have stated that the terms and conditions of Shalit's confinement are contrary to international humanitarian law. To date, the only contact between Shalit and the outside world since his capture has been three letters, an audio tape, and a DVD that Israel received in return for releasing 20 female Palestinian prisoners.

Shalit holds dual French and Israeli citizenship, a fact that encouraged France and the European Union to be involved in efforts to release him from his captors.

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