Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire: Sources

The army said it was the 20th rocket fired from the territory, which is controlled the Islamist movement Hamas, since the start of the year.

Gaza rocket hits Israel: Army

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hit an open field in southern Israel on Monday, the Israeli Army said in a statement.

Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

Israel security forces arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the Army said on Tuesday.

Israeli fire kills five Palestinians in clashes on Gaza border

Israeli fire killed five Palestinians and wounded 21 during clashes on Friday near Gaza's border, the first unrest-related deaths there after days of violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, medics said.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeals for calm in Jerusalem, West Bank

Ban strongly condemned the violence that left two Israeli men dead in the Old City, triggering clashes overnight that left scores injured.

Palestinian kills 2 Israelis, wounds toddler in Jerusalem

Jerusalem police chief Moshe Edri said the Palestinian "stabbed an Israeli man, his wife and the toddler" multiple times in an alleyway before stabbing another man.

Hamas rejects Blair's proposal on truce with Israel

Hamas on Saturday announced its rejection of a proposal by the Middle East Quartet's former envoy Tony Blair on reaching a long-term truce with Israel, a media report said.

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinian militants there fired rockets into southern Israel.

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on `day of rage`

Palestinians clashed on Friday with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank after the Islamist movement Hamas called for a "day of rage" over tensions at the Al-Aqsa mosque site.

US puts three Hamas leaders on terror blacklist

The United States put three senior members of Hamas, a senior commander and two leaders freed by Israel in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Shalit, on its terror blacklist on Tuesday.

Israel targets Hamas base after gunfire from Gaza

The Israeli military said Thursday its air force had attacked a Hamas military position in the Gaza Strip overnight from which gunfire had hit homes in southern Israel.

`Positive contacts` with Israel on Gaza truce: Hamas head

 The exiled head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, said "positive contacts" have been made towards securing a long-term truce with Israel, in a video posted Friday on an Arab website.

Palestinian Authority accuses Hamas of `Gaza split` talks with Israel

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday accused Hamas of holding secret talks with Israel that would endorse the separation of Palestinian territories.

Protesters rally for Israeli who went missing in Gaza

Protesters rallied Monday in support of an Israeli who went missing after crossing into the Gaza Strip in a case that has highlighted concerns over alleged discrimination against Israel`s Ethiopian community.

Hamas urges confrontation with Israel after second arson death

 Hamas called Saturday for "open and comprehensive confrontation" with Israel after the father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebombing by Jewish extremists last week died of his burns.

2 Gazans wounded in Israel air strike after rocket fire

A retaliatory Israeli air strike on Hamas`s military wing in the Gaza Strip wounded two people Friday, a Palestinian official said, following a rocket attack on the Jewish state.

Palestinians fire rocket into southern Israel: Army

Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket into southern Israel on Friday, without causing casualties, the Army said, in an attack claimed by jihadists.

Hamas sentences man to death for `collaborating` with Israel

A Hamas military court in the Gaza Strip on Thursday sentenced a Palestinian to be hanged to death after he was found guilty of collaborating with Israel, a court source said.

Saudi Arabia says relations with Hamas have not changed after meeting

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday a visit to the kingdom last week by a Hamas delegation was religious rather than political and Saudi relations with the Iran-allied Palestinian group had not changed.

Gaza`s sole power plant shuts over Palestinian tax dispute

 The Gaza Strip`s sole power plant has halted production, the Hamas-run energy authority said Tuesday, in the latest dispute with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority over fuel tax.