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Despite their ideological closeness, ties between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Morsy’s Islamist administration have recently been strained following a deadly attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai which prompted Cairo to demolish scores of Gaza smuggling tunnels.
I had asked Shalit if he wanted to speak to me and he gave his consent. I was simply doing my job as a journalist.
The armed wings of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement and the Islamic Jihad group announced Monday they had fired a series of rockets at Israel, a day after an Israeli air strike that injured 10 people
Presidential spokesman confirms there is no plan for a free trade agreement with Gaza
“We call on all Muslim, Arab and Palestinian media not to broadcast this game if Shalit attends,” Hamas spokesman said
Gaza and West Bank borders closed for Yom Kippur but humanitarian and medical emergency services will be allowed through.
Israel claims those killed terrorists, Hamas claims border patrol
PA faces multimillion dollar budget gap
Border issues at centre of talks
Over a year after he died, Arrigoni’s family sees justice
PM promises to reduce prices by cutting salaries of ministers and officials
Israel claims the Lebanese militant group has multiplied its stockpiles since 2006 invasion of Lebanon
Raids on the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired into Israel
Seven new ministers to be appointed by Hamas government
Hits against “two terror activity sites” in Gaza leave two civilians injured
Gaza will not be livable, unless drastic actions are taken, says the UN
Egypt re-opens the Rafah border, says EOHR Senior Foreign Relations Officer
Non-Aligned Movement invitation sent only to Abbas
Invitation angers PLO
The exact identity of the attackers remains unclear at this point yet
Hamas calls move “collective punishment,” as Brotherhood suggests Israeli involvement
In a crowded funeral, midday Tuesday, Egyptians honored the security men who were killed in a deadly attack on Sunday night in Sinai.
At midnight on Sunday, 16 Egyptian border guards were pronounced dead. One might imagine that they were just sitting together during iftar, enjoying some of Sinai’s tasty dates and milk when unrevealed gunmen abruptly shot them dead. Some of those killed might have even been taking their last bite of bread at that very moment. …
IDF spokesman: the militants killed were in the “advanced and final stages of launching an attack on the Eilat-Egyptian border.”
Over a weekend of meetings the Egyptian President and Hamas Prime Minister agree on lifting Rafah restrictions
After a weekend of meetings with Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and the EU, Morsy finds himself under pressure from competing interests
Permanently opening the border crossing and removing the quota, would allow Egypt and Palestine to benefit from a free-trade zone
An attack earlier in the day on a Hamas compound east of Gaza city left three injured
The senior Hamas member was the assistant to another Hamas official killed in an elaborate operation in Dubai two years ago that gained international notoriety
By Jihan Abdalla / Reuters RAMALLAH: Paying for the upkeep of the Gaza Strip while its political rival actively blocks revenues flowing back is taking its toll on the deficit-racked Palestinian Authority. The Western-backed PA, many of whose top leaders belong to the mainstream Fatah movement, says it has poured around $7 billion into the …