Blast outside UN refugee agency HQ in Gaza

An explosive device was detonated outside the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City overnight, without causing any injuries, UN and Palestinian security sources have said.

Israel seizes electronics bound for Gaza militants

 Israeli inspectors at a crossing point into the Gaza Strip stopped an attempt to smuggle in hi-tech electronics destined for Palestinian militants, the government said Monday.

Hamas arrests Salafi sheikh in Gaza over IS ties

Gaza's Hamas-run security services have arrested a radical Salafist sheikh, accusing him of membership in the Islamic State (IS) group, a security source said on Monday.

Palestinian economy chief tasked with Gaza rebuilding quits

The Palestinian official tasked with the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a devastating 50-day war with Israel has resigned, following criticism of the pace of work.

Gaza man feels duped after selling Banksy mural for $175

A Palestinian man was lamenting his misfortune on Wednesday after selling his bombed-out doorway to a local artist without realising that the image painted on it was by Banksy and could be worth a small fortune.

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes during Gaza war

The Israeli Army committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last year`s offensive in Gaza, a rights group said on Friday. 

Palestinian PM pleads unity in war-battered Gaza

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah urged rival factions to set aside their differences, even as protesters gave him a cool reception in war-battered Gaza on Wednesday.

Israel jails Gaza Hamas fighter for 15 years

An Israeli court on Tuesday jailed for 15-and-a-half years a Palestinian caught fighting in Gaza during last summer`s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

Israel army launches Gaza school shelling probe

The Israeli army has launched an investigation into the shelling of a UN school in the Gaza Strip while dismissing several other allegations of misconduct during a bloody war last July-August.

Gazan gets 15 years` hard labour for `spying` for Israel

A court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip has handed a Palestinian convicted of "spying" for Israel 15 years` hard labour, a judicial source said on Monday.

Gaza farmers export first produce to Israel after 8 years

Gaza farmers exported produce to Israel on Thursday for the first time since the Jewish state imposed its blockade on the Palestinian territory in 2006, officials and an NGO said.

Israel resumes imports of Gaza fruit and veg, easing embargo

Israel imported its first fruit and vegetables from the Gaza Strip in almost eight years on Thursday, in a partial easing of an economic blockade maintained since the Islamist group Hamas seized control of the Palestinian territory.

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing with Gaza for two days

Egypt on Monday reopened the Rafah crossing point on the border with the Gaza Strip to hundreds of stranded Palestinians, a statement said.

Israel fires at Gaza boats, kills Palestinian fisherman: Officials

The Israeli navy opened fire on boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing one Palestinian fisherman, Gaza hospital officials said.

Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war: UN envoy

A United Nations envoy called on Israel on Tuesday to investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the 2014 Gaza war, and to make the findings public.

Three Israelis indicted for smuggling goods to Gaza`s Hamas

Three Israelis indicted for smuggling goods to Gaza`s Hamas

Jerusalem: Three Israelis were on Monday charged with smuggling goods into the Gaza Strip knowing they would be used by Hamas to bolster its military infrastructure, officials said.

Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life

An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources said on Saturday, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists in the most populous Arab state.

Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over stalled Middle East peace negotiations.

Banksy leaves his mark in war-ravaged Gaza

World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy has caused a stir in the Gaza Strip, apparently secretly travelling to the Palestinian territory and painting murals on buildings ruined by the latest conflict.

Gaza floods: Dispelling the myth about Israeli `dams`

Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes.