The move marked the most concrete implementation of the October 11 reconciliation deal that Palestinians hope will ease economic restrictions on Gaza and enable more fruitful negotiations on their goal of setting up an independent state.
Hamas, dominant in Gaza, and West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction sealed a deal last week in Cairo in which Hamas agreed to cede administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing.
Last month, Hamas agreed to cede powers in Gaza to President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah-backed government in a deal mediated by Egypt.
Gaza gets less than four hours of electricity a day, because the Palestinian President refuses to foot its electricity bill in a bid to flush out Hamas.
The European Court of Justice overruled the General Court’s view that the EU had little evidence to keep asset freezes and travel bans on Hamas.
US intelligence learned that top UAE government officials were involved in the hacks, which manipulated Qatar’s social media and news sites to show the emir praising Iran and Hamas.
UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said that Israel was violating the resolution passed last year prohibiting it from building new settlements on disputed territory, nixing chances of a two-state solution.
The move came after Israel refused to cover the shortfall in payment by the Palestinian Authority which refused to pay for Hamas controlled enclaves.
After Qatar having ties to Islamist militant groups led many countries to sever ties with it, the US stepped in to help mend relations with this valuable ally.
Mahmoud al-Zahar, a critic of Israel, said the policy document announced by the Islamist Palestinian group last week did not contradict its founding charter.
The Israeli government said the Hamas document aimed to deceive the world about Hamas becoming more moderate in its stand towards Israel.
Haniyeh will replace Khaled Meshaal just as Hamas appeared to have softened its stance toward Israel in a new policy document released last week.
Israel, however, does not trust the move and feels that the new Hamas policy document is meant to fool the world into believing they have become moderate.
In the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months, officer cadets were targeted as they disembarked from a bus in the city.
Israel’s history, geographical area and position all contribute to its offense-based military strategy; however, the same factors don’t apply to India.
In his zeal to harvest political capital from the Indian army’s recent action targeting terrorists along the Line of Control in Kashmir, Modi has conveniently forgotten that the Israeli army’s ‘valour’ has been against people fighting foreign occupation.
Every day, hundreds of Israeli volunteers drive ill Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel.
Israel agreed to pay out $20 million to the bereaved and wounded from the May 2010 raid, in return for Turkey dropping outstanding legal claims.
A map showing the devastating attacks that were witnessed globally during the holy month of the Islamic calendar.
The move comes as new Turkish government packed with Erdogan allies re-evaluates its foreign policy.
The resumption of harmonious diplomatic relations is driven by increasing security risks in the area due to the rise of ISIS.
While Morsi was handed another life sentence, six others were given the death penalty, as a part of the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood that began in 2013.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has established a constitutional court that analysts say concentrates more power in his hands.