A member of the Hamas Political Bureau has said that Israel does not want to escalate tensions on the border with Gaza, Al-Resalah reported on Sunday. Mahmoud Al-Zahar revealed “efforts” to defuse the ongoing tension.
Two Palestinian teenagers were found killed in the southern area of the besieged Gaza Strip, following two waves of Israeli air raids.
Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric blamed on Thursday UNRWA funding cuts, the closure of Gaza’s crossings, and the delay of internal Palestinian reconciliation for the dire situation in the enclave.
A senior leadership delegation from Hamas left the Gaza Strip on Friday to go to Cairo, spokesman Fawzi Barhoum has revealed in a press release. The group was headed by former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, who was accompanied by other members of the movement’s political bureau, Khalil Al-Hayya, Rawhi …
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza yesterday announced the suspension of operations in 16 hospitals and healthcare centres across the Gaza Strip due to the sever lack of electricity and fuel, Quds Press reported.
Israel’s siege on the Gaza Strip started as soon as it was known that Hamas had won the Palestinian elections in 2006. Even though independent observers declared the polls to be “free and fair”, Israel and its supporters in the West established a blockade that remains in place to this …
The United States on Wednesday put the head of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, on its terrorism blacklist in a move that will raise tensions already high due to Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Israeli authorities are imposing “severe restrictions” on visits by Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip to relatives held in Israeli prisons, NGO B’Tselem has reported.
A general strike has been called for by the private sector in the Gaza Strip to protest worsening living conditions amid the ongoing blockade, which is threatening to collapse the enclave’s economy.
2017 was the worst year in terms of Palestinians seeking to travel outside Gaza in three years, the Israeli human rights NGO Gisha – Legal Centre for Freedom and Movement revealed yesterday.