Gulf Times - Gaza-strip
Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Sunday after blaming the Jewish state for the assassination of one of its officials in the Palestinian enclave.

Hamas condemns Israeli mosque loudspeaker bill

Hamas condemns Israeli mosque loudspeaker bill

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Friday denounced planned Israeli legislation that would quieten mosques, warning such a law would face stiff resistance.

Hamas 'honey trap' dupes Israeli soldiers

Hamas 'honey trap' dupes Israeli soldiers

The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online, an Israeli military official said on Wednesday.

Violence upsurge feared after Palestinian kills 2

Violence upsurge feared after Palestinian kills 2

A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem on Sunday and again as Israeli police chased him, killing an officer and a woman, officials said, as fears grew of a new spike in violence.

Israel hits Hamas post after rocket fire from Gaza

Israel hits Hamas post after rocket fire from Gaza

Israeli tank fire struck a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after a rocket launched from the Palestinian enclave hit a nearby Israeli city, with no casualties reported on either side.

Palestinian local polls delayed for up to four months

Palestinian local polls delayed for up to four months

The Palestinian government decided on Tuesday to delay municipal elections for up to four months after the high court ruled they should be held only in the West Bank and not in the Gaza Strip.

RAF hands over 15 housing units in Gaza Strip

RAF hands over 15 housing units in Gaza Strip

Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has handed over some 15 housing units, as part of the 'Houses of Gaza People" project, to a number of beneficiaries who lost their homes in Gaza Strip.

Gaza zoo animals arrive to start new life in Jordan

Gaza zoo animals arrive to start new life in Jordan

Animals evacuated this week from a zoo dubbed the "world's worst" in the Palestinian Gaza Strip have arrived at an animal shelter in Jordan.

Qatar gives QR113mn to pay Gaza public sector workers

Qatar gives QR113mn to pay Gaza public sector workers

Qatar said on Thursday it would give $30mn to help pay the salaries of thousands of Gaza Strip public sector workers left without a full wage package since 2013.

Palestinian's classic car replica turns heads in Gaza

Palestinian's classic car replica turns heads in Gaza

A Palestinian mechanic from the Gaza Strip once spotted a vehicle that took his breath away. He set about building a replica of the 1927 model of the two-door, open-top roadster from scratch.

Israel says return of artefacts to Egypt shows relations warming

Israel says return of artefacts to Egypt shows relations warming

Israel on Sunday returned to Egypt two stolen sarcophagi lids, saying the repatriation of the millennia-old artefacts was a sign of warmer relations between the two countries.

Israel to use new sea-borne missile defence to guard gas fields

Israel to use new sea-borne missile defence to guard gas fields

Israel's military said on Wednesday it had developed a version of its Iron Dome missile interceptor system that can be fired from the deck of a cruising navy ship to protect its offshore gas platforms.