Hamas

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have rallied at points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip.
Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo
March 31, 2019 - 3:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave. Egyptian mediators have worked in...
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An Israeli soldier stands near a burning bus after it was hit by a mortar shell fired from Gaza near the Israel Gaza border, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov
November 12, 2018 - 7:39 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three...
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Gaza Rockets
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October 26, 2018 - 8:53 pm
By Oren Liebermann, CNN (CNN) -- Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Friday evening, triggering red-alert sirens across the Gaza periphery into the early morning hours. More than a dozen rockets were fired from Gaza, many of which were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome aerial...
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Smoke trails are seen as rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, in Gaza City.
AP Photo/Sami Shehada
July 15, 2018 - 8:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ended a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had threatened to devolve into all-out war. The military had shut down a popular beach...
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Smoke rises following an Israeli strikes on Gaza City
AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
May 30, 2018 - 8:56 am
By Fares Akram, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators intervened "...
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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces after a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their "nakba," or catastrophe.
AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed
May 15, 2018 - 11:08 am
By Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza...
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