Mar 1, 2015

Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country’s toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last summer’s ...

Feb 12, 2015

Israel says it foiled Gaza arms-running attempt

Israel’s Shin Bet security service said on Wednesday that in a joint operation with the navy it foiled a Palestinian attempt to sail rocket-making materials from Egypt into Gaza. It said in a statement that three Gazans appeared in an Israeli court charged with ...

Feb 1, 2015

Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization

An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. El-Sissi said on Saturday Egypt faces a tough, prolonged campaign ...

Hamas bars Gaza war orphans from Israel trip

Dec 29, 2014

Hamas bars Gaza war orphans from Israel trip

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organizers and officials said. The week-long visit was planned for 37 children whose parents were killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip ...

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier is shot

Dec 25, 2014

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier is shot

Israel launched an airstrike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said. It was only the second time Israel had struck Gaza since a 50-day war ...

Dec 19, 2014

Israel won't accept 'unilateral' Palestine bid: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel would never accept the “unilateral” recognition of a Palestinian state, after a draft resolution calling for a final peace deal was submitted to the U.N. In a statement from his office, Netanyahu accused Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas ...

Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

Dec 15, 2014

Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

The Islamic militant group Hamas staged a show of strength to mark its 27th anniversary Sunday, with a military parade through Gaza including a flyover by a drone. Founded in 1987 shortly after the start of the first Palestinian intifada, or uprising, Hamas was ...