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Hamas clashes with Islamist hardliners in Gaza strip, two wounded

Hamas clashes with Islamist hardliners in Gaza strip, two wounded

Two men of a Salafist group and followers of an ultra-conservative form of Islam suffered bullet wounds during an attempt to arrest by Gaza security forces, a witness said.

Palestinian president meets Hamas chief

Abbas's secular party Fatah and the Islamist Hamas have been at loggerheads since the latter seized Gaza in a near civil war in 2007.

Israeli forces hit Gaza after rocket launch

Israeli forces hit Gaza after rocket launch

"A rocket was fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip," Israeli Army said.

Rocket siren sounds in southern Israeli community near Gaza border

Israel's air force hit a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip today after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel, the military said.

Israeli Army unprepared for 2014 Gaza tunnel threat: Report

Israel`s preparations ahead of the Gaza war have faced criticism before.

Israeli aircraft attack Hamas in Gaza after rocket hits Israeli town

Israeli aircraft attacked Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, wounding at least one person, witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the enclave hit an Israeli border town. Israeli police said there were no casualties in the rocket strike on Sderot, but Israel has a declared policy of responding militarily to any attack from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

At least four killed in Egypt's Sinai blast

 At least four people were killed and two others wounded on Sunday during a blast in western Arish city of Egypt`s restive North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces say killed three assailants in East Jerusalem, West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead three Arab assailants in separate incidents in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday, police and the military said, in a flare-up of a nearly year-old wave of Palestinian street attacks.

Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket fire

On August 22, Israel pounded Gaza with aircraft and tank fire after a rocket fired from the coastal strip hit the southern Israeli town of Sderot without causing any injuries.

Israel arrests UN Gaza employee `for aiding Hamas`

Israel said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly aiding Islamist movement Hamas, in the second such case involving a humanitarian worker in a week.

Israel charges Gaza World Vision head with diverting `millions to Hamas`

Israel on Thursday charged the Gaza head of a major international NGO with diverting millions of dollars in foreign funding to Hamas and its military wing.

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, shot dead: Army

A Palestinian armed with a knife charged at Israeli soldiers on the outskirts of the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and was shot dead, the Israeli army said.

First time in 9 years, Gaza crossing opening for goods: Israel

A major crossing point between Gaza and Israel is set to reopen for the first time in nine years, the Israeli government announced today.

Israel bombs Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire: Hamas

Israeli air strikes hit four sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, causing damage but no injuries, a Hamas official said, after Palestinian militants fired a rocket that struck a building in southern Israel.

Israel lets Gazans into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Israel allowed hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers Friday, an official said, a week after revoking entry permits in response to a deadly attack.

Israel bars all Palestinians after Tel Aviv attack: Army

Israel bars all Palestinians after Tel Aviv attack: Army

The Israeli army said Friday that it was temporarily barring all Palestinians from entering Israel, stepping up already tough restrictions announced after Palestinian gunmen shot dead four Israelis in Tel Aviv.

Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

The Gaza Strip is home to more than 1.7 million people, over 1.25 million of whom are refugees, according to the United Nations.

Israel targets Hamas sites in Gaza after rocket fire: Army

Israel targets Hamas sites in Gaza after rocket fire: Army

Israeli aircraft targeted two Hamas sites in southern Gaza early Saturday in response to a cross-border rocket attack, the army said, as tensions along the Palestinian territory`s border simmered. 

Israel blocks off Gaza Strip and West Bank for Passover

Israel has announced the closure of all points of entry between the occupied West Bank, the Gaza strip, and Israeli territory today and tomorrow for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Israel says finds tunnel from Gaza into Israeli territory

The tunnels toward Egypt are generally used for smuggling into and out of the Gaza Strip.