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Ceasefire takes effect after spike in Israel-Gaza violence

Nov 14, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The agreement stipulates Palestinian factions must ensure a return to calm in Gaza and 'maintain peace' during demonstrations, while Israel must stop hostilities and 'ensure a ceasefire' during demonstrations by Palestinians

PEACE AND QUIET. Children get ready to sleep in a shelter during a rocket attack from the neighboring Palestinian Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on November 13, 2019. Photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

Israel hits Hamas base but Gaza protests fade

May 17, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Tens of thousands have protested along Gaza's border with Israel since March 30 calling for Palestinian refugees to be able to return to their homes now inside Israel

END THE KILLINGS. Palestinians hold posters bearing text in Arabic calling for the end of the killing of Palestinians during protests on the Gaza-Israel border during a demonstration next to the UNESCO headquarters in Gaza City on May 16, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Abed /AFP

Palestinians plan Gaza border tent protests for refugees

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Palestinian families are to set up hundreds of tents – possibly thousands – for the protests running from March 30 to May 15, organizers say

TENT LIVING. A picture taken on February 12, 2018, shows the children of Fadel al-Deree gathering around their tent in the middle of Gaza City. File photo by Mohamed Abed/AFP

Fuel shortage closes 7 Gaza medical centers – ministry

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the ministry in Hamas-run Gaza, says the health situation is entering an 'unprecedented stage' due to an electricity crisis

CLINIC TROUBLES. Palestinian women are seen at a waiting room at an UNRWA-run clinic in al-Nusirat refugee camp in the Gaza strip on January 17, 2018 after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

Sep 17, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The Palestinian Islamist movement agrees to dissolve a so-called 'administrative committee' and says it is prepared for elections

A Palestinian man and his daughter walk past a graffiti reading in Arabic ''Division'' in Gaza City, on September 17, 2017, after Hamas announced it had agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with the Fatah movement and was ready to hold elections. Hamas said it had agreed to key demands made by Fatah: dissolving the so-called "administrative committee", while saying it was ready for elections and negotiations toward a unity government. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

May 06, 2017 - 9:07 PM

Ismail Haniya a known pragmatist within the Hamas is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip unlike his predecessor

YAHYA SINWAR. This file photo taken on October 21, 2011 shows Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (L) and freed Palestinian prisoner Yahya Sinwar (R), a founder of Hamas' military wing, waving as supporters celebrate the release of hundreds of prisoners following a swap with captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Hamas to amend controversial charter in bid to ease ties

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The party leadership is to publish a supplementary charter at a conference in Qatar on Monday May 1

SHADOW GOVERNMENT? Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrives for a meeting with Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki at the Carthage presidential palace on the outskirts of Tunis on September 12, 2014. Photo by Salah Habibi/AFP

Protesters try to storm UN compound in Gaza

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:38 PM

A UN statement condemns the assault saying security forces had not provided enough security ahead of the planned protest

A general view shows the Dome of the Rock (L) and the Al-Aqsa mosques (R) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on November 21, 2014. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal – Hamas

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Rival Palestinian movements agrees to form a unity government within 5 weeks to end 7 years of divided administration

Israeli fire kills Gaza militant: Palestinian official

Nov 01, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Palestinain officials named the dead man as Rabieh Barikeh who was watching Israeli movements at the Gaza border when the incident occurred

Hamas bars Pinoys from leaving Gaza - Israel

Nov 19, 2012 - 1:06 PM

2nd UPDATE The Philippine government looks at evacuations from Gaza

AFTERMATH. Palestinian men gather around a crater caused by an Israeli air strike on the al-Dallu family's home in Gaza City on November 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

Israeli strike on south Gaza kills 4 as toll hits 38

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:40 PM

An Israeli air strike on Rafah in southern Gaza killed four people on Saturday November 17 Palestinian medics said raising the overall death toll from the aerial campaign to 38

Hamas commander killed in Israel strike

Nov 14, 2012 - 10:42 PM

Hamas commander Ahmed al Jaabari was killed in an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City

DEAD. A handout picture released by the Hamas movement shows exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) on October 18, 2011 listening to the head of the military wing of the Hamas movement the Ezzedin Qassam Brigades Ahmed al-Jaabari, in Cairo, Egypt. AFP PHOTO/HAMA/HO