Stories tagged: Hamas
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel
Palestinian militants disputed an Islamic State claim Saturday that it was behind a deadly attack against Israel, saying it was their people who killed a female police officer on duty …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift
The newly elected leader of Hamas paid tribute in Gaza on Monday to Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel, his first appearance in the new role and a sign of …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group’s leader
The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, as the group’s new political chief.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
UNESCO adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution
UNESCO’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem – and that has angered Israel’s government and …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Fire kills 3 Gaza kids, sparks accusations over power crisis
Three Palestinian children have died in a Gaza house fire started by a candle, sparking internal finger-pointing over the coastal territory’s lingering power crisis.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Hamas burns 15 tons of Snickers bars following recall
Fifteen tons of Snickers chocolate bars have met a sticky end in Gaza.
Thu., July 24, 2014, 12:52 p.m.
UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who …
Sat., July 19, 2014
Charles Krauthammer: Hamas’ missiles offer flash of moral clarity
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning …
Mon., June 30, 2014, 10:50 a.m.
Officials: Israel finds bodies of kidnapped teens
Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month.
Fri., Feb. 13, 2009
World in brief: Hamas says longer truce acceptable
The deputy leader of Hamas said Thursday night that the Islamic militant group agreed to an 18-month truce with Israel for the Gaza Strip, the official Egyptian news agency reported. …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2009
Hamas grabs U.N. supplies from Gaza warehouse
JERUSALEM – Armed Hamas police broke into a Gaza warehouse packed with U.N. humanitarian supplies and seized thousands of blankets and food packages, officials said Wednesday. It was a rare …
Mon., Feb. 2, 2009
Israelis, Gazans still trading fire
JERUSALEM – Israel threatened “harsh and disproportionate” retaliation after Gaza militants fired at least 10 rockets and mortar shells across the border Sunday and warplanes later bombed the area where …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2009
Mideast tensions felt at forum
DAVOS, Switzerland – For a few unsettling moments, the heat and pain of Mideast tensions shattered the icy elegance of this Swiss Alps resort, in an eruption of anger by …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
Bombings continue despite cease-fires
GAZA CITY – Palestinian militants killed one Israeli soldier and seriously wounded another in a cross border bombing Tuesday, prompting an Israeli counter-attack that killed a Palestinian farmer and wounded …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2009
Israel vows to back soldiers charged with war crimes
JERUSALEM – Special legal teams will defend Israeli soldiers against potential war crimes charges stemming from civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip, the prime minister said Sunday, promising the country …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2009
Final Israeli troops leave Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM – Israel’s last troops left the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, although the cease-fire was frayed when its navy opened fire toward beaches in northern Gaza, and smugglers’ tunnels that …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2009
U.N. secretary-general tours damage in Gaza, Israel
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – As residents of the Gaza Strip continued to sift through the rubble and mourn their dead, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon toured the seaside …
Tue., Jan. 20, 2009
Cleanup of Gaza begins
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Uniformed Hamas security teams emerged on Gaza City’s streets Monday as leaders of the Islamic militant group vowed to restore order in the shattered Palestinian …
Mon., Jan. 19, 2009
Mideast cease-fire holds, but resolution elusive
JERUSALEM – Israeli soldiers flashed the victory sign Sunday as they began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip. Shellshocked Palestinians emerged from shelters and counted their dead. But as a tenuous …
Sun., Jan. 18, 2009
Israelis call halt to Gaza offensive
JERUSALEM – Israel implemented a unilateral cease-fire early today in its 22-day offensive that turned Gaza neighborhoods into battlegrounds and dealt a stinging blow to the Islamic militants of Hamas. …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009
Gaza truce may be at hand
JERUSALEM – After one of the most violent days of Israel’s nearly three-week-old war against the Hamas movement in Gaza, the conflict appeared late Thursday to be moving toward a …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2009
Cease-fire would call for 10-day truce
CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt and Hamas are close to a deal for a 10-day cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group in Gaza, where the death toll from the …
Wed., Jan. 14, 2009
Weakened Hamas still dangerous, Israel warns
JERUSALEM – The military power of Hamas has been weakened and its political leadership is divided over plans for a possible cease-fire, but an Israeli intelligence official said Tuesday that …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2008
Israeli strikes on Gaza kill more than 200
JERUSALEM – Waves of Israeli airstrikes on security compounds in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip killed more than 200 people on Saturday, sending tremors through the Middle East and inflaming the …