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Stories with organization: Hamas
  • Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks 
    Updated: May-26-16 9:36 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza on Thursday in response to rocket fire toward Israel, the Israeli military said.

  • Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 8:05 pm

    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military - and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts.

  • Hamas planning to execute 13 convicted murderers 
    Updated: May-25-16 1:12 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers said Wednesday they intend to execute residents convicted of murder even without the needed approval of the Palestinian president.

  • Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 7:30 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with a military he is now to command.

  • In tough times, most Palestinians view government as corrupt 
    Updated: May-24-16 3:22 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - A gated community of villas with well-tended flower gardens near the West Bank town of Ramallah may help explain why Palestinians almost universally believe there is corruption in the government of President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Israel frees Palestinian who ended hunger strike in February 
    Updated: May-19-16 1:47 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Israeli military says a Palestinian prisoner who ended a 94-day hunger strike in February has been released to his home in the West Bank.

  • Gazans say Jordan restricting movement 
    Updated: May-16-16 2:37 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gazans who endured a border blockade by neighboring Egypt and Israel for almost a decade thought they were finally catching a break when Israel slightly eased restrictions on travel from the Hamas-ruled territory in recent months.

  • Egypt temporarily reopens Gaza border crossing 
    Updated: May-11-16 4:01 am

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The militant Hamas group says Egypt has temporarily reopened its border with the Gaza Strip, the first time the border was opened in three months.

  • Fire kills 3 Gaza kids, sparks accusations over power crisis 
    Updated: May-07-16 10:56 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Three Palestinian children have died in a Gaza house fire started by a candle, sparking internal finger-pointing over the coastal territory's lingering power crisis.

  • 'Romeo and Juliet' takes on local twist in Gaza performance story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 9:07 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.

  • Gaza sewage spill floods farmland 
    Updated: May-04-16 1:03 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza rescue crews tried to salvage livestock and produce on Wednesday after a sewage reservoir collapsed, flooding about 25 acres (10 hectares) of farmland in a new sign of the worsening water and sewage crisis in the Hamas-run territory.

  • Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 9:07 am

    SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.

  • Hamas wins student election at top Palestinian university 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 1:43 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian's leading university in the West Bank says the Islamic militant group Hamas has won student council elections.