GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel's decision to allow some construction material into the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip is barely making a dent in alleviating a crushing housing shortage in the impoverished Palestinian territory.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - U.S.
JERUSALEM - It took five years, but on Monday, five families who lost their homes when Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005 moved into their new houses - not far from their old ones.
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminded Israel on Monday that the building of settlements on occupied territory was illegal, and said he was "disappointed" by the government's failure to extend its partial ban on further West Bank construction.
JERUSALEM - The Palestinian president said Monday he would wait at least a week before deciding whether to quit Mideast peace talks, giving U.S.
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- Blair says West Bank ripe for Holy Land tourism
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