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Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration
Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration

Militants inspired by the Islamic State group's ideology are seeking to benefit from the desperation of young Palestinians to strengthen their foothold in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration
Aid convoys trundle into Gaza as ceasefire holds
Aid convoys trundle into Gaza as ceasefire holds

Life in Gaza resumed some semblance of normality as a long-term truce took hold following a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as 'victory' .

Aid convoys trundle into Gaza as ceasefire holds
Hamas executes 'collaborators', Israeli boy killed
Hamas executes 'collaborators', Israeli boy killed

Hamas executed 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza City as Israeli Prime Minister vowed harsh retribution for the killing of a four-year-old boy.

Hamas executes 'collaborators', Israeli boy killed
Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts
Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts

Airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a Gaza rocket struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 639 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts
Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars
Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars

US President Barack Obama called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.

Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars
New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics
New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics

New Israeli air and tank strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 204.

New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics
Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive
Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead.

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army

The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said.

Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens
30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens

Israeli troops have arrested some 30 Palestinians in the West Bank as they ramped up a search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas, the army said.

30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens
Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian govt: Israel PM
Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian govt: Israel PM

World governments should not rush to approve the new Palestinian cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, after the Palestinians accused the Jewish state of punishing them over a unity deal.

Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian govt: Israel PM
Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets attacked in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday morning, sources on both sides said, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state.

Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts
Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts

Syria's civil war has caused a split within Hamas over whether to cling to Shiite backers Damascus, Tehran and Hezbollah or side with Sunni allies such as Qatar, Egypt and Turkey.

Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts
Mideast peace deal will demand huge risks: experts
Mideast peace deal will demand huge risks: experts

Bold choices are needed to coax the Middle East peace process back to life, including bringing Hamas off the sidelines, which may risk tearing the new Israeli cabinet apart.

Mideast peace deal will demand huge risks: experts
US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas
US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas

The United States called Thursday on Egypt, Turkey and European powers to press Hamas to end bloodshed in Gaza, putting the onus on the Islamist movement to end rocket attacks on Israel.

US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas
Stung by shock Israel hit, Hamas response may be limited
Stung by shock Israel hit, Hamas response may be limited

Israel's surprise hit on Hamas's top military commander in Gaza may have enraged the enclave's Islamist rulers, but analysts said it was unlikely the movement would respond in a way which would lead to all-out war.

Stung by shock Israel hit, Hamas response may be limited
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak. ©REUTERS
Israel warns Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets

Israel has warned the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas that it will strike with "ever-growing intensity" in response to the latest barrage of rocket attacks into the Jewish state.

Israel warns Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets
©REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Israeli airstrike targets Hamas camps in Gaza

Israeli aircraft attacked three Hamas training camps in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, causing no injuries, eyewitnesses in the enclave said.

Israeli airstrike targets Hamas camps in Gaza
Ibrahim Hamed. Photo courtesy of haaretz.com
Israel gives West Bank Hamas chief 54 life terms

An Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced a former military leader of Hamas to multiple life sentences after convicting him of ordering the killing of dozens of Israelis.

Israel gives West Bank Hamas chief 54 life terms
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