Middle East in Conflict Section

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‘Disengagement’ Affords Some Relief for Gaza Fishing Enclave
The people of the Gaza Strip coastal area known as Al-Mawasi had little access to the outside world until Israel withdrew its settlers and army; now the enclave's fishermen return to the beach, if not the sea.
Air Raids Terrorize Gaza Residents, Target Key Infrastructure
Israel’s first major air campaign against Gazans since its August departure from the Strip has ruined important facilities, injured noncombatants and introduced sonic booms as a new tactic.
Staged Arrests Round Off Weekend of Anti-war Protests in DC
A weekend of actions against the US occupation of Iraq culminated in the mass arrest of nearly 400 protesters who tried to deliver messages -- literal and symbolic -- to the White House.
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Diverse Anti-war Protests Largest in DC Since Vietnam
Demonstators came together Saturday by the tens of thousands, demanding peace
Palestinians Cheer as Army Quits Two West Bank Settlements
In a surprise move, Israeli forces razed and abandoned 2 former settlements
Israel’s High Court Rejects World Court Ruling on Barrier
Israel’s highest court has reaffirmed the domestic legality of the 700km barrier
Former Gaza General Eludes UK War Crimes Charge
British agents let wanted retired IDF officer slip through fingers at Heathrow
Soldiers, Anguish Remain Around Evacuated West Bank Settlements
In the northern West Bank, bitter memories temper Palestinians' guarded optimism
Failing Constitutional Vote, Iraqi Assembly Without Mandate
Iraq's constitutional process falls apart; leaders delay vote undemocratically
Protest, Grief as Barrier Segregates Palestinian Village from Farms
Farming community stages weekly demonstration against barrier
New Settlement Puts Pressure on Jerusalem Palestinians
An ominous development goes up virtually on top of a Palestinian village
Palestinians Look Forward to Removal of Settlements, Troops
Israelis face conflicts; Gazan Palestinians mix rare optimism, apprehension
Iraqi Lawmakers Miss, Dismiss Constitution Deadline
Assembly extends deliberation for constitution; major differences need ironing
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The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.