Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel

In the first such attack since September, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said.

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.

Israel scrambles fighter jets to fend off drone from Gaza

The Israeli Air Force scrambled fighter jets to the Gaza border after Islamist group Hamas launched a drone during a military parade it held in the coastal territory Sunday to mark the 27th anniversary of its establishment, Israeli media reported.

Palestinian official dies after beating by Israeli forces: Medics

A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources told AFP.

Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes

The Israeli military's destruction of civilian buildings during its Protective Edge offensive this summer amounts to war crimes and must be investigated, human rights monitor Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Hamas team in Iran for talks on ties: Reports

A delegation of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas which controls Gaza arrived Monday for talks with Iranian officials on repairing ties, local media reported.

Hamas rejects Israel's probe into offensive on Gaza

 Hamas movement Sunday rejected the Israeli decision to investigate the last large-scale military offensive waged on the Gaza Strip in July.

Two Palestinian fishermen arrested by Israel in Gaza

Two Palestinian fishermen were arrested by the Israeli naval forces Saturday in the northern Gaza waters, official sources said.

UN panel probes Israeli attacks on its Gaza institutions

 A UN inquiry committee started Wednesday probing the Israeli attacks on the world body`s institutions during the Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip last summer, a senior official said.

French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

French lawmakers voted Tuesday in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, sparking an immediate angry reaction from Israel which said such "unilateral measures" would harm efforts towards Middle East peace.

537 Palestinians return to Gaza through Rafah terminal

 More than 500 people crossed the Rafah terminal when Egypt opened the one-way crossing for a second time in a week to allow the return of stranded Palestinians to the Gaza Strip, an official said.

Palestinian unity government's mandate expires this week: Hamas

 Islamic Hamas movement warned Sunday that the mandate of the Palestinian unity government which was formed in June 2 will expire this week.

Israel, Palestinians must step back from the brink: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to step back from the brink and return to peace talks before time runs out.

UN, PNA to rebuild 24,000 destroyed Gaza houses

 The UN has notified the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) that construction raw material to rebuild some 24,000 destroyed houses will be allowed soon into Gaza Strip, a senior official said Monday.

Gaza threatens to halt Israeli fruit imports

Gaza`s Hamas-run agriculture ministry threatened on Monday to stop importing Israeli fruit to the Palestinian territory in response to what it said was vegetable exports being blocked.

Israel and Palestine agree on Gaza reconstruction: UN official

An agreement has been reached between Israel, Palestine and the United Nations (UN) under which nearly 25,000 homeowners in Gaza can access materials to repair their damaged homes starting next week.

Palestinian mosque, Israeli synagogue damaged as tensions flare

A Palestinian mosque and an Israeli synagogue were damaged in separate arson attacks, police and local residents said on Wednesday, causing no casualties but stoking tensions that have flared over a contested Jerusalem shrine. 

1 dead, 2 hurt in blast at south Gaza crossing: Medics

 One Palestinian was killed and two others injured Tuesday when a blast hit a fuel truck at a crossing in southern Gaza, medics said.

Rally to commemorate Arafat called off in Gaza

A rally scheduled for Tuesday in Gaza to mark the 10th death anniversary of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has been called off, senior officials said Sunday.

Hamas forces cancellation of Arafat rally in Gaza

The Hamas militant group forced the cancellation on Sunday of a memorial on the 10th anniversary of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death, underscoring the lingering tensions with the rival Fatah movement despite the formation of a unity government meant to end years of hostilities.