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Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 8 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com At least one rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel on Sunday night, landing on the Gaza side just shy of the border, during a weekend that saw a string of violent incidents in the area. "A failed launch was spotted from the Gaza Strip. It did not cross into Israeli territory," the army said, as the Times of Israel reported.
Some laughed at him, others told him that he wouldn't succeed. But with a strong will and positive attitude, Abdulrahman Abu Rawaa proved them wrong. With just one arm and a leg each, he can easily ride his bike along Gaza's sandy streets. He took off the pedal and chains to adjust the bike to his needs, allowing himself to easily balance on the bike and push himself forward. It's the easiest way for him to get around his neighbourhood in the "Bedouin Village" in the northern Gaza Strip.
Video game development is a tougher job than people might think, with the pervasiveness of working practices like crunch prompting a global movement towards unionisation. But for Rasheed Abueideh, a Palestinian software engineer who makes games in his spare time, there are additional challenges. Any minute you could be killed on the road because there is always a gun loaded and pointed at your head. I am in the office in Ramallah, so usually when there are clashes near us we work with tear gas around us, and we are crying. And we call that'work under pressure'."
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Its founder knows his demographic well: residents of the religiously conservative Gaza Strip, with its culture of resistance. Some 1,400 men have been killed in the three wars with Israel since 2008, leaving many widows who would like to remarry. Tradition, however, can make it difficult for them to wed single men. Mr. Abu Mustafa, 34, a math teacher, said he had no specific reasons to get married again, but said he did wish to give "dignity" to a widow. Ms. Abu Mustafa's first husband died during the conflict between Hamas and Israel in 2012.
Gaza City - Majd Oweida arrived at the Erez crossing on February 23, en route to the occupied West Bank, in the hope of fulfilling a lifelong dream to organise a programme that introduces talented Palestinians to the world. This was to be the first time that Majd, a 23-year-old electrical engineer, would set foot in a part of Palestine outside the electrified fence surrounding the besieged Gaza Strip. Excited, he posted a selfie to Facebook, in which he held up his Israeli-issued entry permit. But as soon as he entered the Israeli zone of the Erez crossing terminal, Majd's trip took an unexpected turn. His colleagues, including his brother Amjad, lost contact with him for hours.