May 5 2015 - 10:28am Hamas launches crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip
May 5, 2015

Hamas launches a crackdown on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip.

May 5 2015 - 10:27am Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions
May 5, 2015

Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.

May 5 2015 - 10:26am Official: Armenia to scrap entry visas for Palestinians
May 5, 2015

The government of Armenia will allow Palestinian passport holders to enter the country without the need to arrange a visa prior to arrival, Fatah official Nabil Shaath said Tuesday.

May 4 2015 - 11:23am Private hospitals on verge of collapse as PA fails to cover costs
May 4, 2015

A number of private hospitals in the West Bank are on the verge of collapse following the failure of the Palestinian Authority to transfer more than $20 million that was promised two weeks ago.

May 4 2015 - 11:22am Jimmy Carter calls for Palestinian elections following visit to Ramallah
May 4, 2015

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter completed a three-day visit to Israel and the West Bank without meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.

May 4 2015 - 11:20am Israeli veterans say permissive rules of engagement fueled Gaza carnage
May 4, 2015

A group of Israeli veterans release sobering testimony from fellow soldiers that suggests permissive rules of engagement coupled with indiscriminate artillery fire contributed to the mass destruction and high numbers of civilian casualties in Gaza.

May 1 2015 - 10:01am Banksy Finds a Canvas and a New Fan Base in Gaza’s Ruins
May 1, 2015

Very little of Abu Shadi Shenbari’s family home remains in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip. Only a concrete bathroom wall was left standing when Israeli forces flattened the neighborhood near the border with Israel during the war with Hamas last summer.

May 1 2015 - 9:59am Gaza university launches programs for hearing-impaired
May 1, 2015

The Islamic University in Gaza has introduced two diploma programs for hearing-impaired students, a first in the territory.

May 1 2015 - 9:58am ICC says Palestinians too could face war crimes probes
May 1, 2015

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has said she is weighing opening war crimes investigations into Palestinians as well as Israelis after Palestine joined the tribunal's jurisdiction last month.

Apr 30 2015 - 10:18am Israel returns 15 seized fishing boats to Gaza
April 30, 2015

Israel has returned 15 fishing boats seized from Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, both sides said on Thursday, the latest measure cast as shoring up the coastal enclave's shattered economy.

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