630 Gazans enter Egypt as Rafah reopens for two days

Around 630 Palestinians left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing on Sunday after Cairo authorised a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official said.

Egypt allows in travellers from Gaza for first time since October

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.

Egypt to reopen Gaza crossing Sunday

Egypt is to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza Sunday for the second time in two months to allow those stranded in Egypt to enter the Palestinian territory, officials said.

Israel aircraft hit Gaza for first time since August truce

 Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for the first time since an August truce ended 50 days of war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said early Saturday.

Israeli jets target Hamas post in Gaza

 Israeli war jets struck a Hamas military post Saturday in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, security officials said.

Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early today in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel: Police

A rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli police said, adding that it fell on open ground without causing casualties or damage.

Hamas' deputy chief says it has patched up ties with Iran

Hamas and Iran have repaired a close political and military relationship frayed by the Syrian civil war, the Palestinian Islamist group`s deputy leader said on Wednesday.

Israel PM rejects withdrawal talk ahead of Kerry meet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected talk of Israel withdrawing from Jerusalem and the West Bank within two years, on the eve of a meeting with the top US diplomat.

Abbas backs Egypt crackdown on Gaza tunnels

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he supported Egypt's crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula and any other action the country took to protect itself from militants, according to a media report.

Egypt court sentences seven jihadists to death in Sinai case

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death seven men, including prominent Islamist militant Adel Habara, over the killing of 25 policemen last year in an attack near the border with Israel, judicial sources said on Saturday.

Israel lifts blockade, allows 480 trucks into Gaza Strip

 The Israeli military Wednesday decided to allow 480 trucks into the Gaza Strip via the Karm Abu Salem crossing.

Gaza gets second postwar delivery of building materials

Twenty-eight trucks of cement entered the battered Gaza Strip Tuesday in only the second delivery of building materials for the private sector since a 50-day summer war, officials said.

Hamas slams Israel for stopping UN probe team

The Islamic Hamas movement Monday slammed Israel for not allowing the UN inquiry committee to reach Gaza to probe the results of the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Indian named on UN probe panel on Gaza

United Nations: An eminent Indian official has been named on a UN inquiry panel set up by the world body's chief Ban Ki-moon to probe the presence of arms in UN premises in the Gaza strip and the damage to its facilities during the conflict between Israel and Palestinian factions.

UN chief names retired Dutch general to head Gaza war inquiry

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday named a retired Dutch general to head an inquiry into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel`s recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of U.N. sites to store weapons.

Palestinians to submit UN resolution `this month`

Gaza: The Palestinian leadership will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council this month calling for an end date for Israeli occupation, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Thousands of Gaza civil servants strike

Gaza: About 20,000 civil servants in the Gaza Strip went on strike Tuesday to protest the Palestinian unity government`s refusal to pay military and security employees of the Islamist movement Hamas.

Israel reopens Gaza border crossings

 Israel Tuesday reopened border crossings at the Gaza Strip, lifting a two-day closure it had imposed on the Palestinian enclave.

Israel to reopen Gaza border crossings today: Army

Jerusalem: Israel will reopen two border crossings with Gaza that it had ordered shut over the weekend, an army spokeswoman said Monday.