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  • Six Israelis killed by prisoners released in Shalit deal

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s security services say they know who planned last month’s killing of Malachi Rosenfeld in the West Bank – a Hamas operative named Ahmed Najar, a former prisoner in Israeli jails released in the 2011 prisoner exchange for the freedom of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit....

  • Hamas chief and Saudi king hold rare meeting

    2 weeks ago

    Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal and other top officials from the Palestinian militant group met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and senior Saudi leaders on Friday, a Hamas source said, in the first meeting between the two sides for years.

    The meeting brought together top members of...

  • U.N. calls on Palestinians in Gaza to hand over Israeli nationals

    3 weeks ago

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Palestinians in Gaza to provide information about two Israelis believed to be held there.

    Ban on Monday also called for their prompt return to their families, The Associated Press reported.

    Ethiopian-Israel Avera Mengistu...

  • Hamas negotiator on Israeli detainees was released in Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange

    By JNi.media

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on Jewish News International.

    Yahya Sinwar, one of the founders of the military wing of Hamas and an organizer of the abduction and murder of IDF soldier Nachshon Waxman, was appointed Sunday to lead the Hamas negotiations team on returning the remains...

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  • For Gazans, fence with Israel is a leap into the unknown

    3 weeks ago

    From his spartan room in the Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, 18-year-old Abdalla al-Haddad could glimpse a narrow chance at a better life: it was less than a mile and a 3-1/2-metre fence away.

    So on a chilly night in February, he and a friend made a dash for it,...

  • Two Israelis missing in the Gaza Strip, Israel says it holds Hamas responsible

    July 9, 2015 | 9:10 am

    This story was provided by The Media Line.

    Avraham Mengistu, 29, an Ethiopian-Israeli who reportedly suffers from mental illness, has been missing in the Gaza Strip for ten months, it was revealed following the lifting of a gag order. An Israeli government spokesman said that...

  • Hamas still firmly in control of Gaza

    July 8, 2015 | 10:16 am

    This story orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    One year after the heavy fighting between the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip and Israel, Hamas remains firmly in control of Gaza and reconstruction of the 12,000 uninhabitable homes in Gaza has barely begun. Senior...

  • Israel says Islamic State’s Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get arms

    July 7, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday of supporting last week's assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.

    The remarks followed Israeli allegations that Hamas members provided training and medical...

  • Hamas terror cell planning attack arrested in West Bank

    July 2, 2015 | 3:25 pm

    Forty members of a Hamas terror cell said to be planning an attack in the West Bank were arrested.

    The arrests took place over the past several months, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Wednesday in a statement. The Israel Defense Forces issued a similar statement.

    ...
  • Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

    June 30, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

    The video statement, issued from...

  • Hamas claims to have built new terror tunnel to Israel

    June 29, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Hamas claims to have built a new terror tunnel to be used in the next conflict against Israel.

    A video of the tunnel was screened Sunday on Iranian television, according to reports. A masked terrorist filmed in the tunnel said it measures 2 miles long and is made of concrete. The...

  • Israel, Palestinians say to investigate Gaza warcrime accusations

    June 29, 2015 | 9:17 am

    Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides.

    During an often virulent three-hour debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by...

  • Gaza militants fire rocket into Israel

    June 23, 2015 | 4:23 pm

    Militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket at Israel on Tuesday which landed in open ground near a community close to the Palestinian enclave and Israel hit back at the launching site, the Israeli army said.

    There were no injuries or damage after the rocket fell near the...

  • Owning up to truths: The UNHRC and its report

    June 23, 2015 | 4:13 pm

    The report on last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas by a committee representing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) elicited the usual response from the Israel government – even before its formal release on Monday!  Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the...

  • 6 comments on the U.N. report and the Gaza war

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 23, 2015 | 3:57 am

    There are two main ways to read the United Nations Human Rights Council report on Israel, Hamas and the 2014 Gaza war — a report in which Israel is blamed for possible war crimes.

    One way is to deny it the merit of being read. That is to say, to read it without ever admitting to...

  • Israel disputes U.N. report finding it may have committed Gaza war crimes

    June 22, 2015 | 9:11 am

    Israel disputed on Monday the findings of a U.N. report that it may have committed war crimes in the 2014 Gaza conflict, saying its forces acted "according to the highest international standards".

    There was no immediate comment from Hamas, the dominant Palestinian movement in the...

  • U.N. report: Israel, Palestinians may have committed war crimes in Gaza

    June 22, 2015 | 8:53 am

    U.N. investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes.

    They called on all sides to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC),...

  • Palestinian unity government resigns

    June 17, 2015 | 10:32 am

    The Palestinian unity government between Hamas and Fatah has resigned and the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister has been asked to form a new government.

    Resignation letters were given to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday, the French news agency AFP...

  • Fatah official: Palestinian unity government on verge of collapse

    June 16, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    The Palestinians’ unity government forged last year between Hamas and Fatah will dissolve within the next 24 hours, a senior Palestinian official said.

    “The government will resign in the next 24 hours because this one is weak and there is no chance that Hamas will allow it to...

  • Israel issues its own Gaza report, pre-empting U.N. inquiry

    June 15, 2015 | 8:21 am

    Israel issued a report on Sunday arguing its 2014 Gaza offensive was lawful, a move aimed at pre-empting the release of findings of a U.N. war crimes investigation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scorned as a waste of time.

    The 277-page report, which cited Israel's...

  • IDF closes one war crimes probe, opens three new ones

    June 12, 2015 | 8:23 am

     Israeli military prosecutors closed a probe into the death of four children in Gaza last year and opened three new ones — including an alleged revenge shelling.

    The Israel Defense Forces’ announcement Thursday on the closure of the probe said the children’s deaths on a Gaza...

  • Hamas gains in popularity in Gaza, West Bank since war with Israel

    June 9, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    The Islamist Hamas movement that dominates Gaza has gained in popularity among all Palestinians since last year's war with Israel, but most feel the devastation caused by the conflict outweighs its achievements, a new poll shows.

    Pollster Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Centre...

  • U.N. leaves Israel, Hamas off blacklist of children’s rights abusers

    June 8, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon omitted Israel and Hamas from a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights during conflict.

    The final list was sent to the U.N. Security Council on Monday, according to reports.

    Ban had final say on the...

  • Israel hits Gaza targets in retaliation for rocket attack

    June 4, 2015 | 8:52 am

    Israel retaliated on Thursday for rockets fired at it from Gaza with bombing raids against three militant training camps, and a radical group sympathetic with Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Israel.

    Witnesses and medics said the predawn attacks on two...

  • More Gaza rockets, more Gaza fears

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 4, 2015 | 4:06 am

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    More rockets were fired tonight from Gaza at Israel, for the second time within a few days. Israel responded as you'd expect it would in such a situation. Gaza is a problem that was not solved last year, when Israel and Hamas had an extensive round of violence, and will not be...

  • Rockets fired from Gaza at southern Israel

    June 3, 2015 | 2:33 pm

    Three rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, police said on Wednesday, after warning sirens were heard in Israeli towns near the border.

    There were no casualties, police said. No militant groups in Gaza issued any claims of responsibility.

    A week ago Gaza militants launched...

  • Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with lawsuit

    June 2, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.

    The Israeli accusations came after a United...

  • Israel says U.N. grants Hamas-linked group NGO status

    June 1, 2015 | 2:38 pm

    Israel on Monday accused a U.N. committee that oversees non-governmental organizations of granting U.N accreditation to an association that it said promotes "anti-Israel propaganda in Europe" and is linked to the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

    Israel's mission to the United...

  • Israel, Palestinians pull back after Gaza exchange of fire

    May 27, 2015 | 8:32 am

    Israel and Palestinian militants appeared to be pulling back on Wednesday from further hostilities after Israel responded with air strikes to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.

    No casualties were reported on either side of the border, and Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon...

  • Amnesty International: Hamas committed war crimes against Gaza civilians

    May 26, 2015 | 6:06 pm

    Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday that Islamist Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during last year's war with Israel.

    A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel in which health...

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