Gaza militants fire more rockets on Israel

2014-03-13 16:55

The day after a barrage, Gaza militants have fired more rockets toward Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation.

Israel kills 2 gunmen in Gaza airstrike

2014-01-22 11:15

Israel has killed two Gaza gunmen in an air strike, blaming one of them for firing rockets across the border during former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral.

Israel set to bury its hero Ariel Sharon

2014-01-13 07:28

Israel is set to bury former prime minister Ariel Sharon, celebrated as a military hero at home but loathed by Palestinians as a bloodthirsty criminal.

Egypt's Morsi faces conspiracy charge

2013-12-18 18:34

Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered former President Mohammed Morsi and 34 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organisations to commit terrorist acts.

NGO: Hamas torturing political prisoners

2013-11-13 20:40

Hamas has arrested and tortured dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the past few weeks on political grounds, a Palestinian rights group says.

Israel bombs Hamas terror tunnel, killing 3

2013-11-01 17:18

Israeli aircraft has bombed what the military described as a "terror tunnel" used by Hamas in Gaza, and the militant Palestinian group says three of its fighters have been killed in the strike.

Egypt reopens Gaza border

2013-08-24 17:25

Egypt has reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip after four days of it being closed, allowing stranded passengers to cross in and out of the Palestinian territory.

Mideast talks could hinder Palestine unity

2013-07-23 14:00

A US-brokered renewal of Middle East peace talks, being mulled by Fatah but rejected outright by Hamas, could seriously hinder inter-Palestinian reconciliation, analysts say.

Blasts heard near Israel-Egypt border

2013-07-05 07:28

Several explosions have been heard in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat near the Egyptian border, a police spokesperson says, adding that the source of the blasts are not known.

Israel responds to Gaza Strip rocket fire

2013-06-24 09:04

Israel has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian militant rocket fire that broke weeks of relative calm along the frontier.

Palestinians cool on Kerry's $4bn plan

2013-05-27 22:20

A $4bn US plan to boost the Palestinian economy has been met with a cool response as Palestinian leaders insisted on a political dimension to the stimulus.

Hamas mixed-sex schools ban takes effect

2013-04-02 13:00

A law banning mixed-sex schooling in the Gaza Strip has entered into force, education minister for Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory, says.

Gaza marathon cancelled over ban on women

2013-03-05 23:28

A UN aid agency has cancelled the Gaza marathon after Hamas banned women runners.

Israel convicts Hamas members

2013-02-14 21:44

An Israeli court has found two senior Hamas members who had taken refuge in Red Cross east Jerusalem offices guilty of "membership of a terror organisation".

Gaza teens graduate military school

2013-01-24 21:41

More than 3 000 Palestinian teenagers have graduated from the ruling Hamas militant group's first high school military training programme in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians brace for rightwing Israel

2013-01-18 11:00

The Palestinians are bracing for a new right-wing government that Israel's election is expected to produce, hoping that international and domestic moves will strengthen their position.

Gazans mass for Hamas anniversary

2012-12-08 13:01

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have massed in Gaza for a rally marking the 25th anniversary of Hamas to be addressed by the ruling Islamist movement's leader in exile.

Abbas hails 'historic' UN vote

2012-11-30 07:56

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says a UN vote to make Palestine a non-member state is a "historic" step toward independence alongside Israel.

Back to school in Gaza

2012-11-24 16:00

Tens of thousands of children are returning to school in the Gaza Strip after eight days of cross-border fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, which rules the coastal enclave.

Israel: Tel Aviv bomber arrested

2012-11-22 23:31

Israel's army spokesperson says an Israeli Arab who is a member of Hamas has been arrested for the bus bombing in Tel Aviv.

Gaza conflict scars all children: UN

2012-11-22 21:15

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has left hundreds of thousands of children on both sides traumatised, a UN committee says.

Gazans clean up as truce with Israel holds

2012-11-22 12:04

Gaza residents are clearing rubble and claiming victory, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years.

Hamas claims Israel stalling Gaza truce

2012-11-20 23:02

A Hamas official says that Egyptian efforts to broker a truce with Israel have been held up because the Israeli government has yet to respond to proposals.

UN Security Council hits deadlock on Gaza

2012-11-20 09:03

The UN Security Council has hit deadlock on a statement on the Gaza conflict with the United States saying it opposes any action that undermines efforts to reach a ceasefire.

Israel launches fresh attacks

2012-11-18 08:33

Israeli war planes have targeted two media buildings in Gaza City, injuring at least eight journalists, including one who lost his leg.


'Anti-missile' withdrawed from Israel border

2014-02-03 06:59

The Hamas rulers of Gaza have withdrawn a special security force tasked with preventing rocket launches at Israel from their position near the border, a security source says.

Israel fires on Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack

2014-01-16 14:07

Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip overnight have wounded a woman and four children, Palestinian medical sources say, with Israel saying it had struck in retaliation for rocket fire.

Gaza power plant back online

2013-12-29 16:33

The Gaza Strip's only power plant has returned to life after Israel resumed fuel deliveries.

Kerry on return commute to Israel, West Bank

2013-12-10 13:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to head back to Israel this week just days after returning from the Jewish state, insisting he is working for a full, not an interim, Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Arafat's death remembered amid poison rumours

2013-11-11 16:22

Palestinians are marking the ninth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, days after Swiss experts said he may have died of radioactive poisoning.

Hamas seeks to avoid Egypt clash

2013-09-24 12:56

The Hamas rulers of Gaza, where an Israeli blockade worsened after a friendly government in Cairo was overthrown, is doing all it can to avoid a confrontation with Egypt's army.

UN urges Hamas to halt Gaza executions

2013-08-14 13:01

UN rights chief Navi Pillay has urged the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas to halt a string of executions planned for the end of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Hamas slams Cairo 'massacre'

2013-07-08 14:09

Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers have condemned the "massacre" of dozens of people demonstrating against the military coup, which ousted former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi.

Amnesty calls for campaign on executions

2013-06-27 21:59

Amnesty International has called on the public to mail the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers in protest at the hanging of two local men.

Gaza 'collaborator' sentenced to death

2013-06-20 21:57

A Palestinian found guilty of "collaborating" with Israel has been sentenced to death by a military court in the Gaza Strip, the interior ministry of Hamas, which controls the territory, says.

Hamas shaves teens' 'indecent' hair

2013-04-08 11:04

Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads, says a rights group.

Palestinian 'mother of martyrs' dies

2013-03-18 09:07

A Palestinian lawmaker known as the "mother of martyrs" who praised and supported three of her sons who were killed while carrying out deadly attacks against Israelis has died, says a Gaza official.

Egypt flooding Gaza tunnels - Hamas

2013-02-19 20:06

The Gaza Strip's Hamas government and local smugglers are accusing Egypt of flooding cross-border tunnels with sewage water in order to halt a thriving smuggling trade.

Israel arrests 20 of Hamas armed wing

2013-01-31 20:24

Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service and army have announced the arrest of about 20 members of Hamas' armed wing in Hebron.

Malaysian PM on solidarity trip to Gaza

2013-01-22 17:26

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has pledged solidarity with the Palestinians on his first trip to Gaza, and has backed reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah.

EU Jewish policy 'like 1930s': Lieberman

2012-12-11 12:00

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has criticised Europe, saying its treatment of the Jewish state was comparable to policies during the Holocaust.

Hamas chief visits Gaza

2012-12-07 18:16

The exiled Hamas chief has broken into tears as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group’s growing international acceptance and its defiance of Israel.

Clinton sued over Palestinian aid

2012-11-28 09:00

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department are being sued for allegedly allowing American aid money meant for the Palestinian Authority to be used by terror groups like Hamas.

Ahmadinejad hails Hamas 'victory'

2012-11-24 14:00

Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has congratulated Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya in a telephone call on a "great victory" over Israel.

Israel ready to attack if truce fails

2012-11-22 22:27

Defence Minister Ehud Barak has warned that Israel may resume its attacks on Gaza at any time if a truce that ended a week of bloodshed fails to hold.

Abbas hails Gaza PM 'victory'

2012-11-22 19:35

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has spoken by telephone with Gaza's Hamas Premier Ismail Haniya and congratulated him on his "victory", says a Hamas statement.

Hamas kills suspected 'spies' in street

2012-11-21 09:02

Masked gunmen have publicly shot dead six suspected collaborators with Israel at a large Gaza City intersection, say witnesses.

Gaza crisis underlines Obama's ME dilemma

2012-11-20 13:00

The new eruption of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants from Gaza is a stark reminder for newly re-elected President Barack Obama of unfinished business from his first term.

Israel mulls Gaza truce as toll tops 100

2012-11-20 07:58

Israeli leaders are discussing an Egyptian plan for a truce with Gaza's ruling Hamas, reports say, before a mission by the UN chief to Jerusalem and as the toll from Israeli raids on Gaza rises.

New Israeli strikes push Gaza toll to 42

2012-11-17 22:05

Two Palestinians have been killed in a new Israeli air strike on central Gaza, raising the death toll in 72 hours of raids to 42, emergency services in the territory say.

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