Palestinian sentenced to death in Gaza for providing info to Israel

 A Hamas military court in the Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced a Palestinian to death for allegedly providing information to Israel said to have led to Palestinians being killed, judicial sources said.

`Positive contacts` with Israel on Gaza truce: Hamas head

 The exiled head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, said "positive contacts" have been made towards securing a long-term truce with Israel, in a video posted Friday on an Arab website.

Anger, debate 10 years after Israel quit Gaza

A synagogue now stocks fertilisers and a kindergarten has become offices: 10 years after Israel left Gaza, little remains of its former Jewish settlements bar the anger of those evicted and a still-heated debate.

Gaza infant mortality rises for first time in 53 years: UN

 The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in more than half a century, a new study by the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees says.

Rival Palestinian clubs set for `historic` clash
Rival Palestinian clubs set for `historic` clash

Palestinian football fans are gearing up for an "historic" clash with the West Bank-based Al-Ahli and Gaza`s Shejaya set to play each other for the first time in 15 years.

PLO holds Israel government `fully responsible` for toddler`s death

The Palestine Liberation Organisation holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday by suspected Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, an official said.

Palestinian baby dies in fire started by Israeli settlers: Officials

An 18-month-old Palestinian baby died and its parents were injured in a fire started by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, Palestinian security officials said Friday.

Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex

Israeli troops moved on Tuesday into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition, the military said.

Gaza car blasts target armed wings of Hamas, Islamic Jihad

Five near-simultaneous explosions in Gaza on Sunday targeted members of the armed branches of Hamas and Islamic Jihad amid growing tensions between the Palestinian territory`s rulers and extremist opponents.

Hamas demands Israel free 54 Palestinians before new talks

A senior Hamas official said Friday there could be no new exchange talks with Israel until it frees dozens of prisoners it has rearrested since their release in a 2011 swap.

UN calls on Palestinians for information on missing Israelis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Palestinians in Gaza with knowledge of two missing Israeli civilians to provide information about their possible whereabouts and conditions.

Top aide apologises for `threats` to missing Israeli`s family

A senior Israeli adviser has apologised for telling relatives of a citizen reportedly held captive by Hamas that he would suffer if they went public, an official said Friday.

For Gazans, fence with Israel is a leap into the unknown

 From his spartan room in the Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, 18-year-old Abdalla al-Haddad could glimpse a narrow chance at a better life: it was less than a mile and a 3-1/2-metre fence away.

New hostage crisis feared as Israel says two held in Gaza

Two Israelis are being held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip after having crossed into the Palestinian territory, Israeli officials said on Thursday, raising fears of another hostage crisis.

After abstaining in anti-Israel vote, Indian official on Palestine visit

Days after India abstained in a UNHRC vote against Israel over the 2014 Gaza conflict, a top Indian official visited Palestine during which he met President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas reopens office of Gaza's only mobile phone provider

The Hamas-appointed attorney general in the Gaza Strip reopened the offices of the territory`s only mobile phone provider on Sunday, five days after he ordered them closed over alleged non-payment of taxes.

Shelters, sirens part of life for Israelis near Gaza

 Children scramble down a narrow corridor between giant concrete walls as if it were a real-life maze -- but the stark addition to their Israeli nursery has nothing to do with playtime.

Israel calls India's abstension on UNHRC vote against it 'significant'

 India's decision to abstain from voting on a resolution condemning Israel at the UN Human Rights Council for last year's Gaza offensive is being seen in Israel as a "significant" change in New Delhi's policy.

Islamic State faction claims responsibility for missile attack on Israel
Islamic State faction claims responsibility for missile attack on Israel

 An Islamic State (IS) affiliate has claimed responsibility for firing three rockets into Israeli territory on Friday.

UN rights body calls for Gaza war crimes trials

The United Nation`s Human Rights Council called overwhelmingly Friday for those responsible for war crimes during last summer`s Gaza conflict to be brought to trial.