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Palestinians mark anniversary of mass displacement

Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel’s creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.


Gaza quiet after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest …


Thousands rally in Gaza but Hamas mostly restrains crowds

Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of their mass protests along the Israeli border, as the territory’s Hamas leaders …


Israel tried to wiretap Hamas in botched mission, group says

Gaza’s ruling Hamas says Israeli undercover forces tried to install equipment to monitor the group’s landline communications during a botched mission in November.


Palestinian president to dissolve parliament, Hamas irate

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledged on Saturday to implement a court ruling and dissolve the parliament controlled by his rival Hamas movement, triggering warnings of chaos from the Islamic militant …


Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group’s establishment.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six militants dead just as Israel and Hamas had …


3 Palestinians, including teenager, killed in Gaza protest

Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested Friday along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry said.


Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Hamas-led Gaza protests

Gaza’s Hamas rulers led several thousand Palestinians in a protest along the frontier with Israel on Friday – a show of presence by Hamas as Egyptian efforts intensify to broker …


Thousands bury 11-year-old, 2 others killed by Israeli fire

Thousands attended funerals Saturday of three Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in a border protest a day earlier, including an 11-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man on crutches.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

Israel’s military on Friday searched the West Bank village of a Palestinian teenager who broke into a settlement home and stabbed three Israelis, including one who later died from his …


Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides …


Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ended a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, threatening to spark a …


Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Hamas says most slain Gaza protesters were its members

Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said Wednesday, an assertion that deepens …


Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, closes key crossing after attack

The Israeli military said Saturday it was shutting down its main cargo crossing into Gaza after Palestinian protesters caused extensive damage to it, and that it had also destroyed an …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Dozens of Palestinians wounded in 6th weekly Gaza protest

Black smoke from burning tires mixed with streaks of tear gas fired by Israeli forces Friday as several thousand Palestinians staged a sixth


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:29 a.m.

Israel’s Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the “only culprits” in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the EU and a top U.N. official made new demands …


Israel says slain Gaza journalist was Hamas militant

Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a well-known Gaza journalist who was killed by Israeli gunfire over the weekend was a member of Hamas, an allegation denied by the Islamic …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniques

The Israeli military on Sunday said it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred yards into Israeli territory, declaring …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol – …


U.N. envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

The U.N.’s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be “another devastating conflict.”


Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip a decade after …


Hamas says it accepts reconciliation demands

The Hamas militant group on Sunday said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to …


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 …


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.