A store owner in a Gaza City market. Israel has eased the blockade of Gaza over the past year, and more commercial goods are reaching the territory. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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Israel Vows To Block Flotilla From Reaching Gaza
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Ex-Israeli Spy Chief's Iran Comments Spark Row
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A voter casts his ballot to elect the board of the largest private medical association in the West Bank city of Hebron. Out of 14 people running, seven are backed by Fatah. There isn't a single candidate running under the Hamas banner. Jonathan Levinson/For NPR hide caption

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In West Bank, Palestinian Accord Faces Challenges
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Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar (left) has been stamping passports in advance of a possible Palestinian bid for recognition at the United Nations in September. His stamp is not a valid passport mark, but a statement in support of U.N. bid. Here, he stamps a tourist's passport at the Ramallah central bus station. Jonathan Levinson /For NPR hide caption

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Palestinians Plan Trappings Of A State Before U.N. Bid
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Reflections On The Arab Spring From Egypt To Libya
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Libyan Rebels Gain Ground
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Libyan Rebels Make Gains In Besieged City Of Misrata
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Media War Is 'As Important' As Misrata Battles
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Libyan rebels head to the front line on the outskirts of the eastern city of Ajdabiya on May 1. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Libya, An Eerie Quiet On The Eastern Front
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A Libyan rebel fires into the air while taking part in a military parade in Benghazi. Optimism in the rebel stronghold has turned to fear for some, as the crackle of shooting — celebratory, or to settle a score — has become a constant in the city. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Optimism Turns To Fear In Libya's Rebel Stronghold
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Aid Ships Stop Risky Journey To Libya's Rebel Capital
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Embassies Attacked After Gadhafi Son's Reported Death
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In Egypt, Libyan Refugees Find Tough Conditions
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NATO Steps Up Bombing Campaign In Tripoli
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Moussa Ibrahim and friends
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