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

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

This is what rocked Palestine in 2018

With little reason for optimism for 2019, here are the main events that rocked the West Bank, Gaza and Israel this year.

The events that shook the Palestinian territories in 2018

Hamas

Hamas rejects Abbas's plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament

Gaza-based movement warns that the move called for by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will bring chaos.

Hamas rejects Abbas's plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament

Hamas

Thousands mark Hamas' 31st anniversary in Gaza City

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya expressed his group's willingness to hold presidential or parliamentary elections.

Hamas leader Haniya says movement wants 'national unity'

Al Jazeera World

Who Killed Tunisian Drone Expert Mohammed Al-Zawari?

Two years after the Hamas engineer's assassination, Tunisia struggles to get the suspects extradited from the Balkans.

Middle East

UN rejects US-drafted resolution to condemn Hamas

Hamas terms the vote against US-sponsored resolution as a "slap" to Trump administration.

UN rejects US-drafted resolution to condemn Hamas

Hamas

Hamas sentences six suspected Palestinian spies to death

Verdicts are linked to botched Israeli undercover operation in Gaza last month in which seven Palestinians were killed.

Hamas sentences six suspected Palestinian spies to death

Gaza

Hamas publishes images of 'Israelis involved in Gaza covert unit'

Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, urges anyone with information of undercover Israeli operation to come forward.

Hamas publishes images of 'Israelis involved in Gaza covert unit'

Opinion

Why is Netanyahu so desperate for a ceasefire with Hamas?

The ceasefire in Gaza has destabilised Netanyahu's government, yet he has no other choice but to commit to it.

Ibrahim Fraihat

by Ibrahim Fraihat

Ibrahim Fraihat

Israel

Israeli defence minister resigns over Gaza ceasefire

Avigdor Lieberman announces resignation in protest against Gaza ceasefire with Hamas, making early elections likely.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman quits over Gaza truce