Russia and the Middle East
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After Arafat

Arab leaders have been meeting in Kuwait over the Gaza crisis. They agree a reconstruction fund of 2 billion US dollars is needed, but they are divided over the political reponse.
20 january 2009
The fighting in Gaza has entered a third week, defying international outrage and calls for a ceasefire. Overnight, Israeli planes and tanks hit targets said to be rocket launch sites, weapons caches and tunnels used for smuggling arms.
10 january 2009

Israel has allowed around 400 foreigners to leave the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as the Jewish state continues its military assault on the territory.
01 march 2009
A week late, Israel has gone ahead with the release of more than 200 Palestinian prisoners. The Israelis say the delay was at the Palestinians’ request, due to President Mahmoud Abbas attending the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
15 may 2021