Gaza Strip

Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza Strip

2014-12-19 16:03

The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September.

Egypt's Sisi warns against Gaza 'escalation'

2014-07-12 16:44

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that escalating the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza would cost more "innocent lives," as the death toll climbed to 127 Palestinians.

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.

Tutu wants Palestinian prisoners freed

2013-10-27 16:14

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has thrown his support behind the campaign calling for the release of imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi and other Palestinian political prisoners.

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.

Israel extends Gaza fishing zone

2013-05-21 20:38

Israel has restored the fishing zone off the coast of Gaza after earlier reducing it when rockets were fired from the territory, the army has announced.

ICC examines Gaza flotilla raid

2013-05-14 22:05

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor says she would open a preliminary examination into the events surrounding the 2010 Israeli raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound from Turkey to the Gaza strip.

2 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel

2013-04-19 12:19

Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have hit southern Israel without causing casualties or damage, a police spokesperson says.

UN to restart Gaza aid distribution

2013-04-09 08:05

The United Nations has said it will reopen aid distribution centres in Gaza, after a four day closure in response to the storming of its offices by protesters.

Saudi-funded UN cash to support Gaza

2013-04-03 16:55

The United Nations is to provide financial support to thousands of Gaza families affected by last year's conflict with Israel thanks to a Saudi donation of nearly $16m, it says.


ANC outraged by Gaza bombardment

2014-07-18 19:12

The force Israel is using in Gaza is unjustifiable because innocent civilians, including children, are being killed, the ANC chief whip's office says.

Israel targets Gaza after rocket attacks

2014-06-02 09:20

Israeli warplanes have raided targets in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired two rockets hours before a new government is to take office in Ramallah.

Israel to free more Palestinian prisoners

2013-10-27 22:41

Israel is to release 26 Palestinian prisoners in a second stage of a deal brokered by the US in July that brought a resumption of peace talks.

Egypt crackdown causes fuel crisis

2013-09-03 19:25

Gaza Strip officials say the Egyptian army crackdown on smuggling tunnels has caused a dire fuel shortage.

Two Gaza rockets hit Israel: Police

2013-07-24 12:00

Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have hit southern Israel but caused no damage or casualties, says a police spokesperson.

Man dies in Gaza tunnel collapse

2013-05-19 08:13

A Palestinian youth has died after a tunnel linking Egypt to the Gaza Strip collapsed.

Israel negotiator positive on Arab offer

2013-05-03 10:17

Israel's chief peace negotiator says it's "good news" that the Arab peace initiative is negotiable and that Arab nations are supporting peace talks between Israel and the Palestine.

Israel closes file on Gaza attack deaths

2013-04-15 15:08

The Israeli military has closed probes into more that 60 allegations of misconduct during its November Gaza campaign, including a strike that killed 12, among them five children.

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.

Palestinians on strike after inmate dies

2013-04-03 13:02

Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza are observing a general strike, with prisoners refusing food to mourn the death of a fellow inmate in an Israeli jail.

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