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Palestinians in Gaza mark 104 years since Balfour Declaration (Maram Humaid, Al Jazeera)

Dozens of Palestinians have taken part in a protest at the Jablia refugee camp in the besieged Gaza Strip to demand the United Kingdom recognise an independent Palestinian state.

The protest came on the 104th anniversary of the the Balfour Declaration, a public pledge made by the UK, expressing its support for “a national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. The statement came in the form of a letter from the UK’s then-foreign secretary, Arthur Balfour.

Palestinians in Gaza mark 104 years since Balfour Declaration | Israel-Palestine conflict News | Al Jazeera

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Gaza’s undrinkable water ‘slowly poisoning’ Palestinians (Maram Humaid, Al Jazeera)

The water crisis in the Gaza Strip affects every one of the coastal enclave’s two million inhabitants.

Many people in Gaza must resort to buying their drinking water from private suppliers as municipal tap water often does not work because of long power outages, and is usually too salty to drink even when it does.

Gaza’s undrinkable water ‘slowly poisoning’ Palestinians | Gaza News | Al Jazeera

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Gazans open eco-friendly rest house on the beach (Entsar Abu Jahal, Al-Monitor)

Al-Bahr Elna, a rest house in the Gaza Strip.

In an attempt to preserve the environment and benefit from the resources available in the Gaza Strip, a group of artists established the first eco-friendly rest house on the beach of Gaza City on five dunums. The rest house is called Al-Bahr Elna, which translates into “The Sea Is Ours.”

Gazans open eco-friendly rest house on the beach – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East