ARTICLES RELATING TO HAMAS

Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24h truce' - PLO

2014-07-29 16:28

The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official says.

Iran's Ayatollah accuses Israel of Gaza 'genocide'

2014-07-29 12:23
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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

Gaza militants kill 5 Israeli soldiers

2014-07-29 09:42
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Gaza militants who crossed into Israel via a tunnel killed five Israeli soldiers in a gun battle near the community of Nahal Oz close to the border with the Gaza Strip, the military says.

Israel blames Hamas for Gaza hospital tragedy

2014-07-28 20:40

The Israeli army has categorically denied firing on a hospital and a refugee camp in Gaza City, accusing Hamas militants of misfiring their own rockets.

Gaza toll hits 1 037

2014-07-28 15:25

A four-year-old child was one of two people killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza hiking the Palestinian death toll from Israel's 21-day operation to 1 037.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

ANC welcomes Gaza truce

2014-07-27 15:41

The ANC has welcomed Hamas's acceptance of a 24-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Palestine.

Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

2014-07-27 12:30

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip that should start within the hour, the group's spokesperson says.

Israel, Hamas set to start 12-hour ceasefire

2014-07-26 07:46

The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas are set to start a 12-hour ceasefire, but a longer-term truce remained elusive.

Official: Iran gave Hamas its rocket know-how

2014-07-24 21:18
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Iran provided Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas with the technology it has used to rain down rockets on Israel from Gaza, its parliament speaker has said.

End 'murderous' Israeli regime - Iran Ayatollah

2014-07-24 11:55

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state".

Hamas ready to accept humanitarian truce with conditions

2014-07-23 22:32

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he was ready to accept a humanitarian truce in Gaza, but would not agree to a full ceasefire until the terms had been negotiated.

Hamas: Suspension of Israel flights a great victory

2014-07-23 20:20

Hamas has said that the suspension of international flights to and from Israel over security concerns about Gaza rocket fire was a "great victory".

Ex-NYC mayor flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

2014-07-23 05:53

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a US flight ban to be lifted immediately.

Israeli aircraft bomb 5 Gaza mosques, stadium

2014-07-22 08:35
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Israel has bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip, a Gaza police official says.

Official: Israeli shells hit hospital in Gaza

2014-07-21 19:21

Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials say.

Hezbollah: Gaza resistance will defeat Israel

2014-07-21 16:37

Lebanon's Hezbollah is backing the Palestinian "resistance" in Gaza to defeat Israel, the Shi'ite movement's leader Hassan Nasrallah has said.

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 08:46
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The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate ceasefire" as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza taking the Palestinian death toll above 500.

Hamas military wing claims abducted Israeli soldier

2014-07-20 22:45

The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group has claimed that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City.

Civilians make up 80% of death toll in Gaza

2014-07-18 22:47
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Thirty-three Gazans have been killed as Israel pressed a major ground offensive in the coastal enclave, raising the overall Palestinian death toll since to 274.

Israel deepens push to destroy Hamas tunnels

2014-07-18 11:55

Israeli troops have pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.

Abbas: Israel must stop Gaza ground operation

2014-07-18 08:58

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called on Israel to stop its ground operation in the Gaza Strip, saying it would cause more bloodshed and complicate efforts to end the conflict, a report says.

Israel ground offensive to target tunnels

2014-07-18 06:14

Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.

Outcry after Israeli bombs kill 4 boys in Gaza

2014-07-17 13:16
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WARNING: Graphic content. As Israel and Hamas agree to a UN-requested truce for humanitarian purposes, one Gaza family is reeling after the deaths of four of their children.

 

UN schools flooded with displaced Gaza families

2014-07-29 15:32

Dozens of displaced Gaza families flooded into a UN school after Israel warned them to leave their homes, struggling to set up camp in a cramped, dirty courtyard.

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

2014-07-29 10:59

Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesperson for Gaza's electricity distribution company says.

Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza campaign

2014-07-28 22:12
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip that would require demilitarisation and closing of tunnels.

Egypt's Morsi salutes Palestinian 'resistance'

2014-07-28 16:24

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has praised the Palestinian "resistance" over the 21-day conflict with Israel in Gaza that has killed more than 1 030 people.

Israel carries out 3 strikes on Gaza, breaks lull

2014-07-28 12:33

The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty

2014-07-28 05:49

Gaza's Christian community has buried its first casualty, hours after an Israeli airstrike destroyed her family's home.

Egypt army destroys more Gaza tunnels

2014-07-27 12:45

Egypt's army says it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1 639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

At least 76 bodies found as Gaza truce kicks

2014-07-26 13:03

A 12-hour truce between Israel and Hamas entered into force, with emergency workers taking advantage of the lull to uncover 76 bodies from the rubble of Gaza homes.

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

2014-07-25 14:43

Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons.

Pakistan calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Gaza

2014-07-24 16:13

Pakistan has called for an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza to allow humanitarian relief to reach Palestinians as the death toll rose to more than 740.

Truce unlikely 'in coming days' - Israel minister

2014-07-24 10:55

An Israeli cabinet minister says a pullout of troops from Gaza is not imminent and Israel's army would continue hunting Palestinian tunnels under any humanitarian truce.

Sisi defends Egypt peace efforts for Gaza

2014-07-23 21:02

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended Egypt's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas.

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

2014-07-23 10:30

Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighbourhood.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

2014-07-22 12:05
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

2014-07-22 05:41
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Israeli confidence and pride has changed in what seems like a flash, after at least 25 soldiers were killed and scores injured - a stunning outcome of the fateful decision to send troops by land into Gaza.

Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 17:54

The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has risen above 500 as the army said it had killed 10 militants who tunnelled into Israel.

Israel probes Hamas claim of captured soldier

2014-07-21 11:21

The Israeli military says it is checking a televised announcement in Gaza from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

Palestinian toll in Gaza rises to 476

2014-07-21 05:44
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The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the latest round of Gaza violence has risen to 476, medics say, after announcing the deaths of 38 people.

Hamas accepts call for 3-hour humanitarian truce

2014-07-20 11:59

The Islamist Hamas movement has accepted a proposal made by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

Turkey PM slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

2014-07-18 15:23

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo can’t be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.

20 killed as Israeli troops push into Gaza

2014-07-18 09:56

At least 20 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier have been killed as troops clashed with militants in Gaza after Israel launched a ground operation.

US calls for Israel to protect Gaza civilians

2014-07-18 07:59
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The Obama administration has accused Israel of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.

Rockets found hidden in Gaza school

2014-07-17 21:38

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA say it is investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in the Gaza Strip.

Palestine fires on Israel after ceasefire - report

2014-07-17 14:54
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Palestinian militants have fired a rocket at Israel just as a five-hour UN humanitarian ceasefire expired.

Abbas to meet Egypt's Sisi over Gaza crisis

2014-07-17 10:57

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is set to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amid intensifying efforts to end the deadly Israel military offensive on Gaza.

 
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