Gaza Strip

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.

Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket fire

2016-09-15 08:18

Israel's air force hit the Hamas-run Gaza Strip early Thursday after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel, the military said.

UN: Hamas tunnel threats not helping Gaza

2016-02-17 19:09

The UN Mideast envoy says threats by Hamas to continue building tunnels into Israel do "not help" reconstruction efforts in war-battered Gaza Strip.

Hamas denies Israeli claim Gaza treated ISIS wounded

2016-02-08 21:13

Hamas has denied Israeli accusations that wounded ISIS fighters from Egypt were smuggled through tunnels to receive medical care in the Islamist-run Gaza Strip.

Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020: UN

2015-09-01 21:59

The Gaza Strip, ravaged by wars and nearly a decade of a gruelling Israeli blockade, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, the UN development agency says.

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 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.


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.

Last animals set to leave 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza

2016-08-23 19:18

A team of foreign veterinarians have begun taking measures to evacuate the last surviving animals from a zoo in the Gaza Strip that has been dubbed "the world's worst".

Egypt closes Gaza border again

2016-02-16 19:03

Nearly 2 500 people left Gaza during a three-day humanitarian opening of the border with Egypt, a rare opportunity for Gazans to leave the blockaded enclave, authorities in the Palestinian territory.

Palestinian anger after man shot dead

2015-12-28 18:39

Palestinians in Gaza and on social media have expressed outrage over the death of a naked man who was shot as he crossed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt.

Israel says it hits Gaza launch pad after rocket fired

2015-06-24 21:01

The Israeli military has carried out an airstrike on a rocket launching device in the Gaza Strip after it was used by militants to fire on Israel.

Israeli probe defends Gaza war actions as 'legitimate'

2015-06-14 16:09

Israel has defended its conduct in the 2014 Gaza war as both "lawful" and "legitimate" in an inter-ministerial report into the deadly 50-day conflict.

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.

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