Gaza

Gaza rights groups denounce Hamas crackdown on protests

Protesters say Hamas forces attacked them with batons while protesting against dire living conditions in Gaza Strip.

Gaza rights groups denounce Hamas crackdown on protests

Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas names ally as new PM

Hamas criticise Mohammad Shtayyeh's appointment, calling it reflection of 'Abbas's unilateralism and monopoly of power'.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas names ally as new PM

Hamas

EU court upholds freeze on Hamas funds

An EU court rejected a challenge by Hamas against its 2015 listing as a 'terrorist' organization.

EU court upholds freeze on Hamas funds

Gaza

Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation

Amid ongoing Fatah-Hamas feud, thousands of Gazans gather to call on Palestinian Authority president to quit.

Gaza protesters call on Mahmoud Abbas to quit

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel begins construction of new Gaza barrier

Six-metre tall fence will prevent Palestinians from infiltrating Israel from the Gaza Strip, prime minister says.

Israel begins construction of new Gaza barrier

Hamas

Hamas calls for supporters to send bitcoins

Ezzedine al-Qasaam Brigades launches appeal for support using digital currency amid financial woes.

Hamas calls for supporters to send bitcoins

Palestine

Palestinian President Abbas accepts PM Hamdallah's resignation

New government is expected to be made up only of parties that are members of PLO, excluding Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.

Palestinian President Abbas accepts PM Hamdallah's resignation

Gaza

Gaza: Hamas says Rafah crossing with Egypt to briefly reopen

Border crossing to reopen for three days, weeks after Palestinian Authority pulled its staff from there.

Gaza: Hamas says Rafah crossing with Egypt to briefly reopen

Qatar

Qatari aid to Gaza expected in coming days, says report

Israeli media says security cabinet has agreed to permit the money to be brought to Gaza after temporarily blocking it.

Qatari aid to Gaza expected in coming days, says report

Gaza

Israel says it struck Hamas posts in Gaza after shots fired

Israel says it targeted a Hamas post in northern Gaza in retaliation to gunfire from the enclave.

Israel says it struck Hamas posts in Gaza after shots fired

Human Rights

Leading Palestinian activist wins payout after terror blacklist

Majed Al-Zeer was removed from World-Check’s 'terrorism' category and paid $13,000 in damages plus legal fees.

Leading Palestinian activist wins payout after terror blacklist

Hamas

Israel 'aimed to tap Hamas communications' in botched mission

Hamas says aim of Israel's undercover operation in Gaza in November was to plant spying devices.

Israel 'aimed to tap Hamas communications' in botched mission

Gaza

Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman during Gaza protests

Amal al-Taramsi shot dead, 25 Palestinians wounded by Israeli gunfire, Gaza's health ministry said.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman during Gaza protests

Middle East

PA pulls staff from Rafah crossing after 'abuse' of its members

Palestinian Authority cites 'arrest and abuse' of its members as reasons to withdraw staff - a move slammed by Hamas.

PA pulls staff from Rafah crossing after 'abuse' of its members

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel carries out overnight air strikes on Gaza

Israel fires missiles at what it said were Hamas positions in southern and northern areas of the Gaza Strip.

Israel carries out overnight air strikes on Gaza