Israel thwarts attack on Jerusalem stadium: Shin Bet

Israel has thwarted a planned attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Jerusalem`s biggest football stadium, arresting 30 suspected militants commanded from Turkey, security services said Thursday.

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.

Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say.

Palestinian prez Abbas condemns Jerusalem synagogue attack

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday condemned the deadly attack at a synagogue here earlier in the day but at the same time called for an end to what he described as Israeli "provocation" over the Temple Mount, which houses the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Jerusalem attack 'result' of Abbas, Hamas incitement: Israel PM
Jerusalem attack 'result' of Abbas, Hamas incitement: Israel PM

Jerusalem: An attack on a Jerusalem synagogue which killed four Israelis on Tuesday is the "direct result" of incitement by Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

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.

Hamas warns of `explosion` if Israel prevents Gaza reconstruction

 The military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas warned Thursday of renewed violence unless Israel allows the reconstruction of the war-battered Gaza Strip.

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. 

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.

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not tolerate anti-national activities

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel would not tolerate rallies in Arab townships in which protesters publicly call for the nation`s destruction, threatening to use force against lawbreakers.

Outrage spirals in Israel over police shooting at Arab youth

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs Sunday protested across the country in a second day of clashes with the police over a video footage showing Arab youth being shot at while retreating from the police.

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.

Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a USD 2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

UN chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel`s recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of UN sites to store weapons.

Gaza ceasefire talks to restart next week: Hamas

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to resume talks on a durable Gaza ceasefire next week in Cairo, a senior official of the Islamist movement Hamas which rules the territory said Monday.

Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter

An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas' top leader in the Gaza Strip weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group.

Abbas says keen to contnue dialogue with Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he is keen to keep dialogue with Hamas movement going to finalise reconciliation and end the internal rift.

Hamas holds Gaza rally to 'defend' Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally on Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.

Gunmen assassinate Syria MP in Hama: Parliament source

Unidentified gunmen assassinated Syrian Parliament member Waris al-Yunis in the central province of Hama, a parliamentary source told AFP on Wednesday.