Hamas stops senior UN staffer from leaving Gaza

2016-02-11 22:51

A UN World Health Organisation official says Hamas has prevented a senior employee of the international group from leaving the Gaza Strip.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Gaza

2016-01-26 21:00

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in the Gaza Strip, placing further strain on run-down infrastructure and power supplies in the blockaded Palestinian territory

Israel strikes Hamas target in Gaza in response to shootings

2015-12-07 10:49

The Israeli military says its aircraft struck a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip in response to two shooting incidents.

Palestinian official: Gaza border deal reached with Egypt

2015-11-17 07:15

A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinian Authority has reached an agreement with Egypt to reopen the Gaza Strip's main border crossing in an arrangement meant to bypass the territory's Hamas rulers.

Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

2015-11-10 11:23

Israel security forces have arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army says.

Hamas accuses Egypt of flooding Gaza border

2015-09-24 15:43

Hamas has accused Egypt of further besieging the Gaza Strip by flooding the border area to the south of the Palestinian enclave.

Israel targets Hamas base after bullet fire from Gaza

2015-09-03 12:32

The Israeli army says its air force had attacked a Hamas military position in the Gaza Strip overnight from which bullets had been fired at homes in southern Israel.

20 000 to cross Gaza border

2015-08-17 18:01

Rafah crossing has been opened to allow around 20 000 Palestinians to travel in both directions for the first time in two months.

Hamas' armed wing gives 25 000 Gazans combat training

2015-07-25 13:03

The military wing of Hamas has opened its Gaza summer camp aimed at providing basic combat training for 25 000 Palestinians in the embattled strip.

Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rocket attack - army

2015-07-16 08:52

Israel’s military says its aircraft has struck Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip after Palestinians fired a rocket from the territory in southern Israel.


Israel: Palestinian hunger striker to stay in jail

2016-01-27 20:41

A hunger-striking Palestinian journalist will remain in jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, Israel's top court has ruled.

Hamas bans Gaza New Year's Eve parties

2015-12-30 21:28

Islamist group Hamas has banned public New Year's Eve parties in the Gaza Strip because they offend the territory's "values and religious traditions".

Zuma defends hosting Hamas leader

2015-11-19 19:32

Hamas has evolved from a group which just wants Israel to disappear, to accepting that they can live side by side with one other, President Jacob Zuma has said in Parliament.

Terrorism has no religion - Hamas

2015-11-14 19:23

Senior figures in Hamas and Islamic Jihad have condemned the Paris attacks that killed at least 128 people.

Hamas leader gets huge welcome in Cape Town

2015-10-21 19:17

Leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, received a rapturous welcome from Capetonians attending a rally held in his honour.

Israel on high alert after Hamas calls for a 'day of rage'

2015-09-18 11:37

Israeli police have beefed up their numbers in Jerusalem, barring young men from prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque site ahead of what Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas dubbed a 'day of rage'.

Gaza families ask Egypt to save abducted Palestinians

2015-08-21 05:20

The families of 4fourPalestinians abducted by militants in Sinai have called on Egypt to free them.

Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

2015-07-26 21:03

Israeli police briefly entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, to close doors, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews' access to the compound on day of Jewish mourning.

Explosions hit Hamas, Islamic Jihad cars in Gaza

2015-07-19 20:39

Explosions have destroyed six cars belonging to members of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups in Gaza City.

Egypt:10 get death for killing judge's guard

2015-07-09 23:31

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 10 men for killing a security guard for one of the judges hearing a case against ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

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