Abbas says 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.

Israel bombardments kill at least 14 in Gaza: Medics

Fresh Israeli bombardments killed at least 14 people in Gaza on Sunday, medics said, as the army intensified a 13-day campaign against the besieged Palestinian territory.

New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: Medics

New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early today killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel`s operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 202.

Protesters chase Palestinian minister out of Gaza

Palestinian health minister Jawad Awad cancelled a trip to Gaza City`s Shifa hospital today after being confronted by angry protesters as he arrived from Egypt, officials said.

Israel makes arrests over Palestinian teen murder; video shows cops beating his cousin

A mobile phone video emerged on Monday showing the police badly beating up the cousin of the murdered boy.

Hamas considers alternative to unity government in Gaza

The Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza said that it will consider forming a separatist government if the disagreement with other Palestinian factions continues, media reported Sunday.

Arab aid convoys reach Gaza Strip

Aid convoys from Algeria and Jordan crossed Sunday from Egypt into Israeli-blockaded Gaza with $2.5 million (1.8 million euros) worth of supplies, the Palestinian territory`s Hamas government said.

Abbas, Hamas chief hold first talks since unity deal

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas began talks with Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal in Doha Monday in the first meeting since their rival movements signed a surprise unity deal, an official said.

Israel can withdraw within 3-year period: Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has said an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territory should take place within a three-year period under any final Middle East peace deal.

Israel eases Gaza border restrictions after truce

Gaza residents said that Israel has eased some border restrictions as part of its truce with the Palestinian territory`s Hamas rulers, allowing farmers to visit land near its security fence.