Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after border protests

Israeli planes struck Hamas militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and troops along the border. The Israeli military said in a statement that planes bombed a Hamas militant facility in the Gaza Strip in response to the launching of incendiary balloons into southern Israel and violent … Read more

Palestinian child dies week after being shot at Gaza border

A 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot in the head by Israeli fire during a violent demonstration at the Gaza-Israeli border last week died of his wounds Saturday, Gaza health officials said. Hassan Abu al-Neil was shot on August 21 during the demonstration organised by Gaza’s Hamas rulers to protest the crippling blockade imposed by … Read more

Israeli strikes hit Gaza; Palestinian teen killed in Nablus

Israeli warplanes struck targets in Gaza overnight, drawing machine-gun fire from Hamas in the heaviest cross-border fighting since an 11-day war in May. In the occupied West Bank, officials said a Palestinian teen was killed in a clash Tuesday with the Israeli military. Palestinian authorities said the 15-year-old boy died after being shot in the … Read more

Haniyeh re-elected as chief of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas

Ismail Haniyeh has been re-elected as leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, officials said on Sunday, cementing his control of the organization which rules the Gaza Strip and has fought multiple violent conflicts with Israel. Haniyeh, Hamas chief since 2017, has controlled the group’s political activities in Gaza, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the … Read more