Hamas

Australia finds no proof World Vision aid was siphoned to Hamas

The Australian government said Friday its review found no evidence that any of its aid to the Christian charity group World Vision was diverted to the Hamas movement.

Hamas closes border with Israel after senior figure killed

The Islamic Hamas movement on Sunday closed the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, in a sign of growing tensions after the assassination of one of Hamas' senior figures.

Hamas claims Israel assassinated one of its leaders in Gaza

Senior Hamas movement officials accused Israel on Friday of assassinating of one of its leaders in the Gaza Strip.

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.

Hamas rejects Netanyahu's proposal for international forces in Gaza

The Islamic Hamas movement rejected on Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal to send international forces to the Gaza Strip, the coastal enclave that Hamas has been ruling since 2007.

UN, HRW workers in crosshairs as Israel cites bias, Hamas membership

The United Nations on Friday rejected Israeli claims that one of its aid workers in the Palestinian Territories is a "terrorist" who belongs to the radical Islamist Hamas movement.

Hamas elects former prisoner as chief of movement in the Gaza Strip

The Islamic Hamas movement has chosen Yehya al-Sinwar as its new chief in the Gaza Strip, the group's Al-Risala news site reported on Monday.

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.

Israel to close Gaza, West Bank crossings during Jewish holiday

Crossings into the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be closed starting Sunday night, when Jewish New Year festivities begin, according to an Israeli army statement.

Top EU court should strike Hamas off terrorist list, adviser says

The Islamic militant group Hamas should be removed from the EU list of terrorist organizations, an adviser to the bloc's top court recommended Thursday, agreeing with an earlier finding that procedural errors had been made.

Group threatens US citizens after Hamas leader added to terror list

A pro-Hamas military group on Sunday threatened to begin targeting US citizens, a response to the US State Department's recent decision to include a top Hamas leader in its list of world terrorists.

Hamas slams US for listing leader among world terrorists

The Islamic Hamas movement condemned on Saturday the decision of the US State Department to include one of its top leaders in the Gaza Strip, Fathi Hammad, in its list of world terrorists.

Israel accuses second charity group worker of using funds for Hamas

A Palestinian humanitarian aid worker has been accused of using his role with the UN Development Programme to help Hamas, the Israel Security Agency said in a press release Tuesday, the second such case in less than a week.

Hamas: Tel Aviv attack is Palestinian response to Israel's crimes

An Islamic Hamas movement official said on Wednesday night that the shooting attack in Tel Aviv that killed four Israelis is a response to the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

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.