Hamas slams Israel for stopping UN probe team

The Islamic Hamas movement Monday slammed Israel for not allowing the UN inquiry committee to reach Gaza to probe the results of the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Indian named on UN probe panel on Gaza

United Nations: An eminent Indian official has been named on a UN inquiry panel set up by the world body's chief Ban Ki-moon to probe the presence of arms in UN premises in the Gaza strip and the damage to its facilities during the conflict between Israel and Palestinian factions.

UN chief names retired Dutch general to head Gaza war inquiry

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday named a retired Dutch general to head an inquiry into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel`s recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of U.N. sites to store weapons.

Palestinians to submit UN resolution `this month`

Gaza: The Palestinian leadership will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council this month calling for an end date for Israeli occupation, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Thousands of Gaza civil servants strike

Gaza: About 20,000 civil servants in the Gaza Strip went on strike Tuesday to protest the Palestinian unity government`s refusal to pay military and security employees of the Islamist movement Hamas.

Israel reopens Gaza border crossings

 Israel Tuesday reopened border crossings at the Gaza Strip, lifting a two-day closure it had imposed on the Palestinian enclave.

Israel to reopen Gaza border crossings today: Army

Jerusalem: Israel will reopen two border crossings with Gaza that it had ordered shut over the weekend, an army spokeswoman said Monday.

Closure of Gaza crossings violates ceasefire deal: Hamas

Gaza: The Islamic Hamas movement Sunday accused Israel of violating the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement by closing the crossings of the Gaza Strip until a further notice.

Gaza rocket hits southern Israel causing no damage or injuries: Army

A mortar fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel, the Israeli military said on Saturday, the second such incident since a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave ended in August.

Palestinian govt pays salaries of Gaza civil servants

Thousands of civil servants in the Gaza Strip queued outside post offices Wednesday, waiting to receive their first paycheck from the Palestinian unity government, AFP correspondents said.

Israel-Palestine ceasefire dialogue postponed
Israel-Palestine ceasefire dialogue postponed

An indirect dialogue, reinforcing a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestine, has been postponed, an official said Sunday.

Major terrorist attack in Egypt kills 25 soldiers, injures 26

At least 25 Egyptian soldiers were killed and 26 others injured on Friday in a major terrorist attack close to Israel and Gaza Strip borders in the restive North Sinai governorate.

UN chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel`s recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of UN sites to store weapons.

Two policemen killed in tunnel collapse in Egypt

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed when a smuggling tunnel connecting Sinai and Gaza Strip collapsed on Saturday.

Palestinians still two votes short for UN resolution

West Bank officials say the Palestinians don't yet have a majority in the UN Security Council for a resolution that would set a November 2016 deadline for ending Israel's occupation.

Arab League chief to lead delegation to Gaza

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi will lead a ministerial delegation to war-ravaged Gaza on October 23, an official said on Thursday.

In Gaza, UN chief pledges to stand by Palestinians

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in the Gaza Strip Tuesday and met members of the Palestinian unity government. He said his organisation stands with the Palestinian people.

Israel to lift Gaza siege after Hamas ''neutralised''

 Israel would lift the eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip only after the Islamist group of Hamas is "neutralised", President Reuven Rivlin has told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Palestinian PM urges donors to keep Gaza pledges

The Palestinian Prime Minister on Monday urged international donor nations to honor their pledges to send billions of dollars to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after a devastating 50-day war against Israel, warning that similar promises in the past have come up empty.

Ban Ki-moon slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed Israeli settlement building and warned against "provocations" at Jerusalem's holy sites, calling for renewed peace talks to avoid further conflict with the Palestinians.