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Israel closes Gaza border crossings after rocket strikes

Israel closes Gaza border crossings after rocket strikes

Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital stoked Palestinian anger.

Palestinians miss major reconciliation deadline

Palestinians miss major reconciliation deadline

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have missed a major deadline in their reconciliation bid by failing to transfer power in the Gaza Strip, with the rivals on Monday trading accusations of blame.

Death toll from strike on Gaza tunnel rises to 12

Death toll from strike on Gaza tunnel rises to 12

Both Islamic Jihad and Hamas, the dominant group in Gaza that had said earlier it lost two people in the tunnel collapse, have sworn to retaliate.

Hamas hands over border crossings to Palestinian Authority

Hamas hands over border crossings to Palestinian Authority

The handover signalled that Hamas remained committed to a deal that would eventually see it give up full control of the Gaza Strip and bring an end to a 10-year rift with rivals Fatah.

Six militants killed as Israel destroys Gaza tunnel

Six militants killed as Israel destroys Gaza tunnel

A source for the Islamic Jihad group said Arafat Abu Marshould, head of the faction's armed wing in central Gaza, was killed along with a senior associate and two other gunmen.

Hamas security chief hurt in Gaza car bombing

Hamas security chief hurt in Gaza car bombing

The fate of the Hamas security forces after it transfers power to Fatah in the Palestinian territory is one of the most delicate issues facing the reconciliation process.

Travel plea for conjoined twins in blockaded Gaza

Travel plea for conjoined twins in blockaded Gaza

The twins, whose condition Abu Hamda said was stable, have one shared leg, but separate hearts and lungs.

Palestinian PM leaves Gaza after reconciliation visit

Palestinian PM leaves Gaza after reconciliation visit

Hamas agreed to hand over power to a unity government last month and Rami Hamdallah's visit, the first since 2015, saw his ministers take control of ministries in Gaza.

British couple's message in a bottle reaches Gaza

British couple's message in a bottle reaches Gaza

A message in a bottle cast into the sea by a holidaying British couple on the island of Rhodes has washed up on the blockaded Gaza Strip, the fisherman who found it said on Tuesday.

Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on Thursday, in a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade.

Palestinian Authority slashes permits for sick Gazans: WHO

Palestinian Authority slashes permits for sick Gazans: WHO

The Palestinian Authority has dramatically reduced financial support for Gazans seeking medical care outside the blockaded Gaza Strip, WHO figures showed on Wednesday.

Israel cuts back Gaza electricity supplies

Israel cuts back Gaza electricity supplies

Israel on Monday began reducing electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, despite warnings the move could increase suffering and tensions in the Palestinian enclave.