Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas sign reconciliation accord

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday.

Oct 12, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

Five questions on Palestinian unity deal

 Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas signed a unity deal in Cairo on Thursday aimed at ending their decade-long dispute.

Oct 12, 2017, 21:56 PM IST

Palestinian court delays ruling on whether to hold local polls

A Palestinian court today delayed a ruling on whether to hold municipal elections, making it unlikely the first vote since 2006 to include both Fatah and Hamas will be held on time.

Sep 21, 2016, 15:00 PM IST

Decision on Palestinian elections September 21: Minister

The top Palestinian court is to decide on September 21 on the fate of keenly anticipated local elections after the latest attempt to hold polls was suspended, a minister has said.

Sep 09, 2016, 19:43 PM IST

Palestinians arrest 100 Hamas members in West Bank: Security

Palestinian forces have arrested around 100 Hamas members in the West Bank, a security official said on Friday, raising tension between the Islamist movement and its Ramallah-based rivals.

Jul 03, 2015, 17:34 PM IST
Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organisation that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

Jul 01, 2015, 10:18 AM IST

Hamas-Fatah face-off leaves hard road ahead for Palestinians

In recent weeks, a flurry of envoys has beaten a path to Gaza`s door: representatives from Qatar, Turkey, the United Nations, the European Union and former US president Jimmy Carter have all visited or tried to visit.

May 06, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

Palestinian reconciliation hits rock bottom

A year after rival Palestinian nationalist movements Hamas and Fatah agreed to end their bitter divisions, the unity deal they signed appears to be on the brink of collapse.

Apr 22, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Palestinian ministers end Gaza visit over employee row

 Ministers and officials of the West Bank-based Palestinian consensus government on Monday ended a visit to Gaza a day after arriving for talks on salaries of thousands of public employees.

Apr 21, 2015, 02:59 AM IST

Palestinian PM pleads unity in war-battered Gaza

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah urged rival factions to set aside their differences, even as protesters gave him a cool reception in war-battered Gaza on Wednesday.

Mar 25, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

Hamas MPs meet, slam Abbas in sign of Palestinian rifts

Hamas MPs in Gaza held an exclusive meeting on Wednesday apparently defying the Palestinian Authority and criticised president Mahmud Abbas, in a further sign of a failing unity pact.

Jan 14, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Palestinian war of words mars Arafat anniversary

 Palestinians commemorated 10 years since the mysterious death of their iconic leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday but a war of words between rival factions Fatah and Hamas marred the anniversary.

Nov 11, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Palestinian PM cancels Gaza visit after bombings

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has cancelled a visit to Gaza planned for Saturday after a wave of bombings hit Fatah property in the territory, government spokesman Ihab Bseiso told AFP.

Nov 07, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a USD 2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

Oct 23, 2014, 02:25 AM IST

Hamas, Fatah agree on return of unity government in Gaza

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah said they reached an agreement on Thursday for the return of their unity government in Gaza ahead of crucial negotiations with Israel next month.

Sep 26, 2014, 00:33 AM IST

Hamas, Fatah make `breakthrough` in unity talks

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have made a "breakthrough" in talks in Cairo aimed at reviving their unity government, negotiators from both sides said on Thursday.

Sep 25, 2014, 17:57 PM IST

Hamas, Fatah begin talks in Cairo to resolve disputes

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and president Mahmud Abbas`s Fatah began talks in Cairo on Wednesday aimed at resolving internal disputes and reviving their unity government.

Sep 24, 2014, 16:17 PM IST

`Likely stray` rocket from Gaza wounds Egyptian soldier: officials

A rocket probably fired from the Gaza Strip hit Egypt`s Rafah border crossing with the embattled Palestinian enclave on Saturday, wounding a soldier, a security official said.

Jul 20, 2014, 03:25 AM IST

Thousands march in pro-Palestinian protests in Chile

About 5,000 demonstrators against Israel`s military strikes in Gaza held a protest Saturday in the Chilean capital, home to a sizeable Palestinian community.

Jul 20, 2014, 01:26 AM IST

French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

Police have clashed with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban in Paris on marching to protest the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Jul 20, 2014, 01:24 AM IST