Gaza

Israeli military confirms strikes on several Hamas outposts in Gaza

The Israeli military confirmed on Monday that it had sent fighter jets to strike several posts belonging to the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip in response to an earlier rocket attack.

Medics: Israeli war jets strike on Gaza-Egypt border area, two killed

Two Palestinians were killed and five were wounded Thursday in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike on the border between the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt, medical sources and witnesses said. The casualties occurred when Israeli war jets struck an underground smuggling tunnel with air-to-ground missiles, the Health Ministry in Gaza said in an emailed press statement.

Medics: Israeli war jets carry out 19 airstrikes on Gaza; 3 wounded

Israeli war jets carried out around 19 airstrikes on posts and positions belong to the Hamas movement and other minor militant groups in the Gaza Strip, medical and security sources said Monday.Ashraf al-Qedra, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman, told reporters that at least three civilians were lightly to moderately injured in the airstrikes, which began in the morning.

Hamas leader mentions possibility of prisoner swap with Israel

The Palestinian Islamist militant movement Hamas will be able to make another prisoner swap deal with Israel, a senior Hamas leader said Friday.

UN: No halt to Israeli settlements despite Quartet recommendations

Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank has continued over the last two months despite recommendations by world powers to the contrary in an effort to revive negotiations over a two-state solution in the Middle East, a top UN official said Monday.

Israeli army strikes in Gaza Strip after rocket attacks

Israeli army artillery and war jets struck targets belonging to Hamas militants in the northern Gaza Strip, injuring at least one person on Sunday.

Allegations of Hamas funding cost World Vision charity major sponsors

Humanitarian aid group World Vision lost two major donors on Friday, one day after an Israeli court charged the charity's head in Gaza with funnelling money to Hamas fighters and buying weapons.

Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni summoned by Scotland Yard

Israel's former foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, was summoned by Scotland Yard over alleged war crimes committed by her government during the 2008-09 first Gaza war, the Israeli Foreign Ministry announced Sunday.

First cargo ship from Turkey with aid for Gazans docks in Israel

A cargo ship from Turkey with humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip docked Sunday in the southern Israeli port of Ashdod.

Hamas movement planning public executions in Gaza

Hamas, the Islamist movement in de facto control of the Gaza Strip, says it plans to conduct a series of public executions in the Palestinian territory.