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Stories with organization: Hamas
  • Gaza slum growth illustrates economic plight, bleak future story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-16 11:09 am

    EL-ZOHOR, Gaza Strip - The expansion of Gaza's el-Zohor slum, where barefoot children play in the rusty skeletons of discarded vehicles surrounded by mountains of garbage, is a sign of the times in Gaza, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future.

  • Palestinians set municipal elections for October 8 
    Updated: Jun-21-16 9:48 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank has called for municipal elections to be held October 8, but it is unclear whether the Islamic militant group Hamas will participate.

  • Israeli minister suggests offshore seaport for Gaza story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-16 12:53 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's transportation minister said Monday he is pushing for the construction of an "artificial island" off the coast of Hamas-ruled Gaza, saying it will alleviate economic hardship in the blockaded coastal strip and reconnect it to the rest of the world.

  • Palestinian reality TV show shines light on democracy woes 
    Updated: Jun-02-16 5:45 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The winner of this "election" for Palestinian president was a 24-year-old lawyer from east Jerusalem, who defeated a woman and a Christian from Bethlehem. But this was reality television - not real life - and the vote came on a TV show called "The President" that is meant to educate young Palestinians about politics.

  • Gaza's Hamas rulers execute 3 men convicted of murder 
    Updated: May-31-16 6:38 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers executed three Palestinians convicted of murder on Tuesday, sparking criticism from human rights groups and defying an agreement with the rival Palestinian Fatah faction.

  • US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza 
    Updated: May-30-16 8:14 am

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team.