Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings

2017-11-01 22:16

Hamas has handed over control of the Gaza Strip's borders with Egypt and Israel to the Palestinian Authority in the first key test of a landmark reconciliation accord.

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza next week for reconciliation efforts

2017-09-25 14:43

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to the Gaza Strip on October 2 as part of renewed reconciliation efforts with Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said.

Hamas chief heads to Egypt in sign of Gaza's improving ties

2017-09-10 07:47

The Hamas militant group says its top leader is heading to Cairo to discuss renewed cooperation with Egyptian authorities

Top EU court says it was wrong to end Hamas terror listing

2017-07-26 13:25

The European Union's top court says a lower court should not have removed the Islamic militant group Hamas from the EU's terror list and has sent the case back to the lower court for reconsideration

Hamas to create buffer zone with Egypt to improve ties

2017-06-29 15:14

Hamas says bulldozers in Gaza are creating a buffer zone along the Egyptian border as part of the Islamic militant group's efforts to combat extremists and improve ties with Cairo.

Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

2017-06-10 22:01

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denied that it or any other militant group built a tunnel under two UN schools in Gaza after its discovery drew a strong UN protest.

Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

2017-05-25 22:33

Hamas says it has put to death three men it accused of killing senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza.

Hamas winds up trial of military leader's alleged killers

2017-05-18 23:00

A military court in Gaza concludes the trial of three men accused of assassinating a Hamas military leader and will deliver its verdict at the weekend.

Hamas leader announces arrest in shooting of commander

2017-05-11 22:37

Hamas' newly elected supreme leader has announced the arrest of the man believed responsible for the mysterious shooting death of one of his organisation's top military commanders.

Syria's civil war explained from the beginning

2017-04-06 14:46

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.


Palestinian reconciliation faces perilous road ahead

2017-10-01 20:42

The Palestinian prime minister is set to lead a large delegation of Fatah officials travelling from the West Bank to Gaza an ambitious attempt to reconcile with the rival Hamas militant group.

Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

2017-09-17 21:01

Hamas has agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and was ready to hold elections.

Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma

2017-08-16 18:57

Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group.

Abbas forces Gaza workers to retire

2017-07-04 18:42

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has dismissed more than 6 000 of his employees in the Gaza Strip, in a new move aimed at pressuring the territory's Hamas rulers.

Israel strikes Gaza militant sites

2017-06-27 17:00

The Israeli military says it has struck a pair of Hamas militant sites in Gaza after a projectile fired from the seaside territory landed in southern Israel.

Hamas condemns fatal attack on Copts in Egypt

2017-05-26 20:42

The militant Islamic group Hamas that rules Gaza is condemning the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Hamas says Trump smeared Palestinian 'resistance'

2017-05-22 16:51

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas accuses US President Donald Trump of smearing the name of Palestinian "resistance" to Israeli occupation during a speech on Islam.

Hamas releases suspects' confession in commander killing

2017-05-16 21:32

Hamas releases a recording of purported confessions of three men suspected of murdering one of its commanders in the heart of Gaza.

Hamas to announce new principles easing stance on Israel

2017-05-01 22:49

Hamas was to unveil a new policy document that eases its stance on Israel after earlier calling for the country's destruction, party officials have said.

Hamas offers clemency to Israeli 'collaborators' after killing

2017-04-05 20:06

Hamas has offered "collaborators" with Israel a week to turn themselves in and receive clemency as it investigates the murder of one of its officials in the Gaza Strip, which it blames on Israel.

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