Gaza ripe for new explosion, analysts warn

Barely four months after a bloody conflict battered Gaza, experts warn that a new war could be in the offing if reconstruction is not accelerated and Palestinian divisions remain.

UN declares Gaza City emergency for floods

A United Nations agency declared a state of "emergency" in Gaza City Thursday, after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave.

Hamas holds Gaza rally to 'defend' Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally on Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.

Israeli-Palestinian talks to resume in Cairo Wednesday: Officials

Indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations on the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip will resume on Wednesday in Cairo, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said today.

Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel

 Hamas's former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniya said today the militant Islamic Palestinian group would not hold any direct talks with Israel.

Hamas boosted politically despite battlefield losses: Analysts

Gaza`s Islamist Hamas movement may have suffered heavy military losses during 50 days of conflict with Israel but it emerged with its political standing enhanced, analysts say.

Wounded Gazans struggle to find treatment after war

Still in shock weeks after an Israel shell blast shredded his arm and killed four members of his family, Ahmed Ayyad is one of many wounded Gazans now needing long-term care.

Aid flows into Gaza after Israel-Hamas truce

Vital humanitarian aid was arriving in Gaza on Thursday as residents began rebuilding their lives following a devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that experts say left no winners.

Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses offensive

Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza Sunday, killing at least 16 people, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the bloody offensive would continue as long as necessary.

Israeli airstrike hits Gaza City apartment tower

Gaza City: Palestinian police said Israeli warplanes have fired two missiles at an apartment tower in central Gaza City, sending a huge ball of fire and a black cloud of smoke into the air.

Hamas signs Palestinian application for ICC membership

Hamas has signed a proposal for the Palestinians to apply to join the International Criminal Court at which legal action could be taken against Israel, a senior official of the Islamist movement said Saturday.

Slain Hamas commanders among Israel`s most wanted

Israel assassinated three senior Hamas military commanders in a pre-dawn strike on Gaza Thursday.

Hamas warns foreign airlines, says Israel truce talks over

The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and declared truce talks in Cairo over as a six-week war with Israel spirals into further bloodshed.

Hamas warns foreign airlines, declares truce talks over

The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over.Gaza City: The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over.

Fate of Gaza truce in balance as toll tops 2,000

The Gaza death toll rose over 2,000 on Monday as the clock ticked towards a midnight deadline and negotiators in Cairo strove to hammer out a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed.

Journalist among 5 killed as Gaza experts dismantle missile

A foreign journalist was among at least five people killed in northern Gaza on Wednesday as Palestinian experts were dismantling an Israeli missile, medics and officials said.

Bloodbath in Gaza continues, peace process in tatters

Bloodbath in Gaza continued unabated on Sunday with Israeli jets pounding the coastal strip, as talks to end the conflict that has killed over 2,000 people virtually collapsed after Palestinians threatened to quit.

Palestinians to stay in Cairo for Arab League meeting on Gaza

Palestinian negotiators will remain in Cairo for an urgent meeting with the Arab League on Monday to discuss the Gaza crisis, Egypt`s state MENA news agency said.

Israeli jets pound targets in Gaza as hostilities escalate

Israeli jets today pounded Gaza with 40 air strikes that killed five Palestinians, as Hamas fired several rockets into Israel, vowing to continue its resistance in the month-long conflict that has claimed about 2,000 lives.

Palestinians say Israel `stalling` truce talks before deadline

Palestinian officials accused Israel on Thursday of stalling truce talks as a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza neared its end, saying they have not decided whether to extend it or resume fighting.