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Hamas names chief suspect in commander killing

A military court in Gaza on Monday held the first hearing of three men accused of assassinating a Hamas military leader, naming the chief suspect for the first time.

Ismail Haniya elected as new Hamas chief

Gaza based Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Saturday elected Ismail Haniya as its new political chief, replacing Qatar based veteran Khaled Meshaal.

Israel blocking rights workers` access to Gaza: HRW

Israel is blocking rights activists` access to and from the Gaza Strip, hampering their work in the Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Hamas partially reopens Gaza crossing after assassination

Hamas authorities partially reopened the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday, after a one-day closure following the assassination of one of the group's leaders.

Hamas partially reopens Gaza crossing after assassination

Hamas authorities partially reopened the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday, after a one-day closure following the assassination of one of the group's leaders.

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fired

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

Israel hits Hamas position after Gaza `projectile`: Army

Israel struck a Hamas position in Gaza after a "projectile" fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday crashed in a border area, the Israeli army said.

Hamas welcomes landmark UN vote on Israel settlements

Hamas welcomes landmark UN vote on Israel settlements

The UN Security Council yesterday demanded that Israel halt settlements in Palestinian territory, after the US refrained from vetoing the resolution condemning its closest Middle East ally.

Tunisians protest killing of Hamas drone expert; 10 arrested

Protests are planned in Tunisia over the killing of the head of Palestinian militant group Hamas' drone program in a Tunisian beach resort. Hamas accuses Israel of assassinating him.

Israeli tanks strike Gaza base after border shooting

Israeli tanks strike Gaza base after border shooting

Shots were fired towards Israeli soldiers by the fence along the largely closed border by unknown assailants, the army said in a statement.

Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

The court last week overturned a death sentence against Mursi in a separate case, meaning he no longer faces execution. 

Benjamin Netanyahu wasn`t ready for Gaza tunnel war: Report

Benjamin Netanyahu wasn`t ready for Gaza tunnel war: Report

Israel`s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to prepare his country for Hamas` use of tunnels during the 2014 Gaza war, according to a key report cited by local media Friday.

Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state

Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state

Peace efforts have been at a standstill since a US-led initiative collapsed in April 2014.

Palestinian president meets Hamas chief

Abbas's secular party Fatah and the Islamist Hamas have been at loggerheads since the latter seized Gaza in a near civil war in 2007.

Israeli Army unprepared for 2014 Gaza tunnel threat: Report

Israel`s preparations ahead of the Gaza war have faced criticism before.

No proposals for sanctions against Russia over Syria: Germany

There are no international proposals to impose sanctions on Russia over its role in Syria, a spokesman for Germany`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, shortly before officials from a group of Western countries meet in Berlin to discuss the crisis.

Hamas calls Peres a criminal, Palestinian Authority silent

Hamas welcomed the death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres Wednesday, calling him a "criminal", while the Palestinian Authority made no official comment after the death of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

'Islamist countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran underbelly of inspiring terror groups'

'Islamist countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran underbelly of inspiring terror groups'

"Islamist governments exploit the militancy of jihadists in order to dictate the ruling form of Islam."

Palestinian court delays ruling on whether to hold local polls

A Palestinian court today delayed a ruling on whether to hold municipal elections, making it unlikely the first vote since 2006 to include both Fatah and Hamas will be held on time.

Israel readies for 1,500 rockets a day in next war

Israel`s army estimates that thousands of rockets could slam into the Jewish state in any future conflagration, military sources said Friday ahead of a nationwide civil defence drill.