Year after Gaza war: Ruins, small joys and much to fear

2015-07-02 20:00

As the sun sets over Gaza, there isn't a table to be found on the terrace of the Roots hotel, with views overlooking the port and the gently crashing waves of the Mediterranean.

Hamas demands release of hunger-striking prisoners

2015-06-15 05:23

Palestinian militant group Hamas has called for the immediate release of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Rocket fired from Gaza strikes Israel

2015-06-06 22:27

A rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip hasstruck southern Israel.

HRW asks UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

2015-06-04 20:13

Human Rights Watch has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to an annual "List of Shame" of children's rights violators.

Human rights under Palestinian rule 'worst' in years

2015-05-12 17:05

A leading Palestinian advocacy group says human rights for people living in the Palestinian territories are at their "worst" in years.

Hamas silences Gaza protest calling for unity

2015-04-29 19:53

Police forces of Hamas have suppressed a demonstration by local youth movements calling for it to mend ties with the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank.

Suffering rises as ISIS takes over refugee camp

2015-04-08 23:18

Conditions have turned dire after ISIS have overrun a Palestinian camp in Syria.

Hamas blames Palestinian Authority for Gaza violence

2015-03-15 07:27

The Hamas-held interior ministry in the Gaza Strip has accused security forces reporting to the rival Palestinian Authority of being behind a wave of violence in the coastal enclave.

Palestinians arrest dozens of Hamas members in West Bank

2015-03-10 05:15

Palestinian security forces in the West Bank have arrested dozens of members of the Islamist movement Hamas, sources on both sides say.

Israel attack victims awarded over $218m

2015-02-24 08:50

A US jury has ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218m for providing material support to terrorists.


Abbas sees no place for Hamas in new govt - French FM

2015-06-22 12:39

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, France's top diplomat says.

Netanyahu says world silent on Gaza rocket attacks

2015-06-07 16:09

Israel's prime minister has slammed the international community's silence over recent rocket attacks from Gaza and has warned that a strong reprisal could be forthcoming.

Hamas taken off terror organisation list

2015-06-06 14:01

An Egyptian appeals court has cancelled a ruling to list the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources say.

Hamas cannot be peace partner - Israel

2015-06-01 16:36

A long-time foreign policy adviser of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ruled out the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as a potential peace partner for Israel.

Carter urges Palestinian elections

2015-05-03 07:20

Former US president Jimmy Carter has urged Palestinians to hold elections to end the division of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Hamas consolidates its grip on Gaza

2015-04-14 19:26

Hamas has tightened its hold on Gaza as the Palestinian unity deal falters and reconstruction stalls.

Israel jails Gaza Hamas fighter for 15 years

2015-03-24 22:02

An Israeli court has jailed a Palestinian caught fighting in Gaza during last summer's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas for 15-and-a-half years.

Palestinians eye Israel vote with hope, scepticism

2015-03-12 14:26

Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip are hoping Israel's general election will bring about change, but even if it does, many still doubt their lot will improve.

Egypt temporarily opens Gaza crossing

2015-03-09 12:51

Egypt has temporarily opened a crossing with the Gaza Strip for the first time in nearly two months.

Israel attack victims awarded over $218m

2015-02-24 05:00

A US jury has ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218m for providing material support to terrorists.

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