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For Hamza Hendawi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip's mosques rip social fabric

| Aug 15, 2014

Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip's mosques rip social fabric

Only the minaret still stands after an Israeli airstrike reduced the Gaza Strip’s Al-Qassam Mosque to a heap of concrete, iron rods and dust. Hours after the pre-dawn attack, rescue workers searched among the rubble, residents gathered — and plainclothes Hamas security agents mingled ...

Gaza border town in ruins after Israeli attack

| Aug 6, 2014

Gaza border town in ruins after Israeli attack

Asmahan Ismail Abu al-Rous started wondering a year ago about the cause of the cracks on the walls of her Gaza home. When she asked some of her more savvy neighbors, they told her: Militants were digging an attack tunnel not far away. “I ...

Egypt referendum muddies political outlook

| Jan 20, 2014

Egypt referendum muddies political outlook

Despite upbeat headlines in Egypt’s pro-military media, the results of last week’s constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation’s military chief was looking for before announcing his presidential run. The outcome — nearly everyone who voted approved the ...