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Global News Blog Diplomatic fallout thwarts Gaza telecoms rollout

Faltering peace talks with Israel delayed a Palestinian company's plan to launch a second cellular service, including a 3-G network, in Gaza.

By Elizabeth DickinsonCorrespondent / April 22, 2014

Christa Case Bryant/The Christian Science Monitor

From tech engineers and software designers to teenagers and businessmen, many in Gaza were eagerly awaiting a shipment earlier this month from Palestinian mobile company Wataniya. The cargo included long-coveted technology to set up a 3G mobile network, the first of its kind in the occupied territory.