Gaza says readying sea port for international travel

A ministerial committee in Hamas-controlled and Israeli-blockaded Gaza announced plans on Sunday to ready the enclave's sole seaport to allow Palestinians to travel abroad.

Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against Israel

A letter purported to be from Mohammed Deif, the leader of Hamas`s armed wing, on Thursday appealed to the Lebanese Hezbollah group to unite with Hamas in battling Israel.

Gaza bomb hits car of Hamas security official: Ministry

 Unidentified assailants blew up the car of a Hamas security official in Gaza during the night, the interior ministry said today in a sign of increasing instability in the Palestinian territory.

EU to appeal against removing Hamas from terror list

The European Union (EU) has decided to appeal against a ruling last December that Hamas be removed from the list of terrorist groups, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.

EU appeals Hamas court ruling taking group off terror list

The European Union launched an appeal against last month's EU court ruling that ordered the Palestinian group Hamas removed from its terror list for technical reasons, the bloc's foreign policy chief said on Monday.

Hamas says EU appeal to keep it on terror list `immoral`

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas slammed as "immoral" Monday an EU appeal to keep it on the bloc`s terror blacklist, a month after a European court ordered its removal.

Turkish PM compares Netanyahu with `Paris terrorists`

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had committed crimes against humanity comparable to those behind the Paris attacks that left 17 dead.

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.

Hamas condemns Charlie Hebdo attack

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas condemned Saturday the killing of 12 people in a shooting attack this week on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo`s offices by two French Islamists.

Hamas man sentenced by Israel to life for teen killings that led to Gaza war

An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment over the killing of three Israeli youths, whose abduction in the occupied West Bank set off a chain of events leading to the 50-day Gaza war last summer.

Israel says Qatar expels Hamas leader; militant group denies

The Israeli government on Tuesday claimed Qatar had expelled the leader of the Hamas militant group, in what would be a significant diplomatic victory for Israel. Hamas officials denied the claims as "baseless."

Hamas `totally opposed` to Abbas' plan for new UN bid

Hamas said Monday it was "totally opposed" to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas`s plans to re-submit to the UN Security Council a resolution on ending Israel`s occupation which failed last week.

Hamas condemns alleged shooting of Gazan by Egyptians

Militant group Hamas on Saturday condemned the fatal shooting by Egyptian border guards of what they said was a Palestinian minor on the Gaza border on Friday.

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges ICC to reject Palestinian bid to join

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged the International Criminal Court to reject the Palestinians` request to join the ICC because they did not rank as a state.

Israel convicts Hamas militant for killing Jewish teens

An Israeli military tribunal Wednesday convicted Hussam Hassan Kawasme, a Hamas operative, of masterminding the abduction and murder of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank in June.

Hamas asks Palestine to withdraw draft UNSC resolution

The Hamas Sunday called on the Palestinian Authority to withdraw the draft resolution that it intends to present to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for ending the Israeli occupation.

Hamas bars Gaza war orphans from Israel trip

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organisers and officials said.

Israeli girl seriously wounded in West Bank firebomb attack

An Israeli man and his 11-year-old daughter were wounded today when assailants threw a firebomb at their vehicle in the northern West Bank, the army said.

Israeli Army, Hamas militants clash near Gaza border

An Israeli army routine patrol was attacked on the Israeli side of the Gaza border Wednesday morning, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said.

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier shot

Israel launched an air strike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said.