Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Apr 1, 2015

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. Palestinians joined the ICC with the goal of trying Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes in the fighting ...

Mar 5, 2015

Israel to double water supplies to Gaza Strip amid tensions

Israel will double the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip, despite a bloody war last summer against the territory’s Hamas rulers, defense officials said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the commander of Cogat, the defense agency that deals with Gazan civilian affairs, ...

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 ...