Hamas chief arrives in Gaza for 1st-ever visit

Mashaal, 56, was also welcomed by a group of Palestinian children of Gaza militants killed by Israel in recent years, wearing military-style uniforms.

EU envoy calls for open borders on Gaza visit

The European Union`s top diplomat
Catherine Ashton called for the further easing of Israel`s
four-year blockade of the Gaza Strip during a visit to the
impoverished Hamas-run enclave.

In boost for Hamas, top Arab diplomat visits Gaza

The Arab world`s top diplomat declared support Sunday for the people of blockaded Gaza.

Israel bars Belgian minister from Gaza

Israel has barred the Belgian Development Minister from going to the Gaza Strip, saying his visit would give legitimacy to the Islamist Hamas movement running the territory.