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Gaza rocket sets off daylong battle between Hamas and Israel

March 26, 2019 10:35 am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said he was cutting short his visit to the United States, with the rocket attack posing a new challenge to his bid for re-election just two weeks before Israelis go to the polls.

Hamas crackdown on Gaza protests instills fear

March 25, 2019 10:02 am

Hamas accused the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, led by Fatah, of orchestrating the protests in a “vicious scheme” to create chaos and insecurity to harm the armed struggle against Israel.

United Nations Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

June 14, 2018 7:59 am

While Security Council resolutions are legally binding, General Assembly resolutions are not, although assembly spokesman Brenden Varma stressed Wednesday that they do reflect "political will'' as well as international opinion.

Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member

April 21, 2018 5:51 pm

Malaysian police say Batsh was gunned down by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Besides his Hamas affiliation, he was also a relative of a senior official in Islamic Jihad militant group.

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after soldiers wounded

February 18, 2018 1:19 pm

The border area has been generally quiet since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, but has seen an increase in violence after President Donald Trump's announcement in December recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Car Bomb blast wounds Hamas official in Lebanon

January 14, 2018 6:29 pm

The blast destroyed Hamdan's silver BMW and sent a column of smoke into the sky, footage from the scene broadcast by Lebanese television stations showed.

Israel destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Israel-Egypt borders

January 14, 2018 4:37 pm

Underground tunnels are used to smuggle in all manner of commerical goods to Gaza, and to bring in weapons for militants from Hamas and other groups. They have also been used by Hamas to launch attacks inside Israel.

Israel warns Gaza militants against revenge attack

November 12, 2017 3:33 pm

Israel has said it is holding the bodies of five militants retrieved from the tunnel and implied it would try to use them as bargaining chips to retrieve the remains of two Israeli soldiers believed held by Hamas.

In key step, Hamas gives up control of Gaza border crossings

November 01, 2017 11:19 pm

"From now on, we have no relationship with crossings and our employees are not present inside them," Mohammed Abu Zaid, the Hamas-appointed director of crossing points.

Iran tries to reconcile Syria and Hamas, rebuilding alliance

September 23, 2017 3:01 pm

Hamas had long been based in Syria, receiving Damascus' support in the militant group's campaign against Israel.


Israel strikes Gaza after rockets hit Tel Aviv

March 27, 2019 8:38 am

The attack prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to Washington and return home. He promised a tough response, setting the stage for perhaps the most serious conflict since a 50-day war in 2014