Gaza


Israel braces for Gaza war report

2017-02-28 06:33

Israeli politicians and ex-generals are scambling for cover ahead of the publication on Tuesday of a report expected to slam their conduct of the costly 2014 Gaza war.

Hamas military hardliner elected group's Gaza chief: officials

2017-02-13 20:11

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has elected a hardline member of its armed wing as its new Gaza head.

Palestinian NGO hits out at Hamas travel restrictions

2017-01-20 06:08

A major Palestinian rights organisation has expressed concern after the Hamas-led authorities in Gaza imposed new restrictions on travel for business people.

After years of conflict, Egypt eases pressure on Gaza

2016-12-28 09:03

After nearly a decade of helping Israel to blockade Gaza, Egypt has eased the pressure in a cautious step toward improving ties with the territory's Hamas rulers.

Israeli forces hit Gaza after rocket launch

2016-10-24 16:20

Israel's air force hit a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel, the military said.

Israel shuts West Bank, Gaza for Jewish holiday

2016-10-11 15:11

Israeli authorities have barred Palestinians from entering the country from the occupied West Bank or the Gaza Strip ahead of the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday, the army says.

SA embassy trying to get access to detained woman in Israel

2016-10-06 17:05

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation says it is working with Israeli authorities to try to gain access to a South African woman who has been detained by officials.

Women hope to break Gaza sea blockade

2016-10-05 07:27

A group of women will try to reach the Gaza Strip on board a boat in a bid to break a decade-long blockade by Israel, a spokesperson said.

Israel pays Turkey $20m compensation in Gaza deal - official

2016-10-01 09:09

Israel has paid Turkey $20m in compensation for the deadly storming of an aid ship in 2010, a key pillar of a deal to normalise ties after a six-year rift, a Turkish official says.

Israel: Charity manager funnelled money to Hamas

2016-08-04 20:23

Israel has arrested a senior employee of the World Vision charity, saying he funnelled millions of dollars to Hamas militants.

 

Flooding in Gaza overwhelms battered infrastructure

2017-02-16 19:32

Heavy rains have caused flooding across the Gaza Strip, overwhelming the territory's beleaguered sewage system and forcing at least eight families to evacuate from their makeshift homes

Israel hits Hamas after 'projectile' fired

2017-02-06 18:27

Israel struck a number of positions of Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza after a "projectile" fired from the Palestinian enclave hit a border area.

Desalination plant brings relief to Gaza

2017-01-19 22:16

International aid workers have opened a new desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, bringing some relief to a territory where 97% of the water is undrinkable

Israel's next Gaza war will be 'last'

2016-10-24 21:03

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said in an interview with a Palestinian newspaper that Israel's next war with Gaza militants would be their last.

With baby Waleed, Gaza population reaches 2 million

2016-10-12 16:58

The two millionth person has been born in Gaza, with the birth of a baby boy named Waleed officially recognised as reaching the milestone in the densely populated Palestinian territory.

SA woman detained in Israel released

2016-10-06 22:50

The South African woman Israeli authorities “kidnapped” and detained while on a humanitarian mission to Gaza has been released, the international relations department said.

Israel intercepts activist boat en route to Gaza

2016-10-05 21:08

The Israeli navy says it has intercepted a boat carrying pro-Palestinian female activists trying to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and is escorting the vessel ashore

Palestinian local polls delayed for up to four months

2016-10-04 16:47

The Palestinian government has decided to delay municipal elections for up to four months after the high court ruled they should be held only in the West Bank and not in the Gaza Strip.

All-female flotilla aims to break Israeli siege of Gaza

2016-09-18 17:51

As two boats led by an all-female crew pulled out of the harbour in Barcelona, Spain, a large crowd of people chanted: "Gaza, don't you cry; we will never let you die."

For first time in 9 years, Gaza crossing opening for goods

2016-07-13 16:52

A major crossing point between Gaza and Israel is set to reopen for the first time in nine years, the Israeli government says.

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