Israel says to join Cairo truce talks Tuesday

Israel said today it would send a delegation to attend indirect Gaza truce talks with Hamas in Cairo next week, although a minister said they would likely achieve nothing.

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.

Homeless Gazans in `endless` wait to rebuild

With much of Gaza in ruins, reconstruction cannot come soon enough for thousands of homeless like Mohammed al-Najjar, a once-proud house owner whose family now huddles in a portable cabin.

Homeless Gazans in 'endless' wait to rebuild

Khuzaa: With much of Gaza in ruins, reconstruction cannot come soon enough for thousands of homeless like Mohammed al-Najjar, a once-proud house owner whose family now huddles in a portable cabin.

Hamas, Fatah await Egypt response for renewed dialogue

 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas`s Fatah Party and the Hamas movement are awaiting Egypt`s response on a proposed session of internal dialogue between the two Palestinian rivals in Cairo, officials said Wednesday.

Gaza mortar fire on Israel for first time since truce: Army
Gaza mortar fire on Israel for first time since truce: Army

Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said.

UN says Palestinians, Israelis reach deal on Gaza reconstruction

The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with UN monitoring of the use of materials, UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday.

300,000 children back to school in Syria, Gaza: UN

As the new school year kicks off across the world, nearly 300,000 children returned Monday back to UN-run schools in Gaza and Syria.

Israel targets Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

Israeli gunboats Sunday opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast in a breach of the truce reached late last month.

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 denies running 'shadow government' in Gaza

The exiled leader of Hamas denied today that the Islamist movement was running a "shadow government" in Gaza as charged by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

United Nations peacekeepers Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW
Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, a day after the Army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Cairo truce talks to resume mid-September: Hamas

Hamas's exiled deputy leader said on Wednesday that indirect talks with Israel to consolidate a Gaza ceasefire are to resume in Cairo in mid-September.

UN, Palestinians call for $550 mn in Gaza aid

The United Nations and the Palestinian government called Tuesday for international donors to provide $550 million in aid to help hundreds of thousands of Gazans affected by a devastating war with Israel.

Egypt says to host Gaza donors` conference on Oct 12

Egypt announced Tuesday that it would host a donors` conference on financing the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following the devastating war with Israel, to be held on October 12.

Abbas trying to `destroy` unity deal: Hamas

Hamas on Monday accused Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas of trying to sabotage a fragile reconciliation agreement after he accused them of running "a shadow government" in Gaza. 

Israel's Lieberman doubts Gaza truce can last

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today he doubted the current Gaza ceasefire would hold over the long term and that disarming Gaza militants was not feasible anytime soon.

Abbas may end unity with Hamas over Gaza governance

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

US open to new Gaza resolution if it helps truce

The United States is open to a new UN resolution on Gaza but only if it contributes to sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, the US envoy to the United Nations said.