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Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abbas government

Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abbas government

Hamas also agreed to an election, which has failed to take place in Gaza since 2006 as a result of the division between Fatah and Hamas.

2 policemen killed, 9 injured in Egypt blast

The explosion came a day after a car bomber attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai's nearby Rafah city, causing at least 66 deaths and injuries, according to the Egyptian military spokesman.

Benjamin Netanyahu says does not want `escalation` in Gaza

Israel`s security cabinet decided on Sunday to reduce the daily amount of electricity supplied to Gaza by between 45 and 60 minutes.
 

Israel to reduce Gaza power, feeding fears of unrest

The move has raised fears of a new upsurge in violence, with Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza having fought three wars since 2008.

Israel says foils plot to avenge Hamas commander's murder

Israeli authorities said Thursday they had foiled a plot by Arab citizens to attack an Israeli soldier in revenge for the March killing of a Hamas commander.

Three sentenced to death over Hamas commander assassination

The assassination of Mazen Faqha in the middle of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on March 24 shocked the Islamist movement and raised the possibility of a new round of violence with Israel.

New Hamas document accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas unveiled on Monday a new policy document easing its stance on Israel after having long called for its destruction, as it seeks to improve its international standing.

Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem, attacker arrested: Police

An Israeli woman was stabbed and seriously wounded in Jerusalem on friday and her attacker arrested.

UN rights office condemns executions of three in Gaza Strip

The UN human rights office is condemning "in the strongest terms" the execution of three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, whose ruling Hamas militant group had accused of collaborating with Israel.

 

Israel blocking rights workers` access to Gaza: HRW

Israel is blocking rights activists` access to and from the Gaza Strip, hampering their work in the Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Hamas partially reopens Gaza crossing after assassination

Hamas authorities partially reopened the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday, after a one-day closure following the assassination of one of the group's leaders.

Hamas partially reopens Gaza crossing after assassination

Hamas authorities partially reopened the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday, after a one-day closure following the assassination of one of the group's leaders.

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fired

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket attack

"Three bombs were dropped by the air force on a Hamas military base east of Nusseirat refugee camp," south of Gaza city, a Palestinian security source said.

Hamas names top militant as new leader in Gaza

Hamas names top militant as new leader in Gaza

A senior Hamas official says a top member of the group's armed wing has been chosen as its new leader in the Gaza Strip.

Paris conference on Israel, Palestine calls for two-state solution

An international peace conference held in Paris to kick-start the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestine, concluded with a declaration that a two-state solution was the only path to peace for the two nations.

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.