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israel reduces power supply to hamas-ruled gaza


gaza's hamas rulers say that israel has begun to cut back already limited electricity supplies — a step that is expected to worsen the power crunch plaguing the seaside strip.






israel reduces power supply to hamas-ruled gaza


israel's national electric company on monday cut back its already limited electricity shipments to the gaza strip, a step that is expected to worsen the power crunch plaguing the hamas-controlled seaside territory.






new hamas chief tours native gaza, highlights power shift


the newly elected leader of hamas paid tribute in gaza on monday to palestinian prisoners being held in israel, his first appearance in the new role and a sign of the group's internal power shift from the diaspora to the hamas-ruled territory.






un warns of gaza's 'total collapse' amid power crisis


israel reduces its electricity supply to the hamas-run strip after west-bank based palestinian authority cuts funding.






hamas: cutting electricity to gaza would be ‘catastrophic’


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — gaza’s militant hamas rulers are warning of renewed violence if israel acquiesces to palestinian president mahmoud abbas’ wishes and reduces electricity to the isolated territory. hamas spokesman abdulatif al-qanou says monday israel’s decision to do so would be “dangerous and catastrophic.” gaza’s 2 million residents already get by with […]






gaza’s hamas rulers execute 3 palestinians over israel ties


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — the islamic militant hamas group ruling the gaza strip says it has executed three palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with israel. hamas says they were hanged at a police compound on thursday morning as dozens of hamas leaders and officials watched. hamas has launched a local media campaign against those […]






netanyahu: no interest in escalation over gaza power spat


jerusalem (ap) — prime minister benjamin netanyahu says israel has no desire for an altercation with gaza’s hamas rulers after the islamic militant group warned of violence if power to the territory is reduced. netanyahu said tuesday the electricity supply to gaza is an internal palestinian issue. he added that “israel has no interest in […]






gaza’s hamas rulers execute 3 palestinians over israel ties


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — the islamic militant hamas group ruling the gaza strip on thursday morning executed three palestinians it had accused of ‘collaborating’ with israel, a development that was likely spurred by the killing of a senior hamas commander last month. hamas said the men were hanged at a police compound as […]






israel's ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over gaza power


israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for palestinians ahead of the muslim holy month of ramadan a day after it warned gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between palestinian president mahmoud abbas and the islamic militant group hamas that rules the territory.






israel returns fire from gaza, strikes hamas targets


the israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes against two hamas targets in the gaza strip, in response to a projectile fired from gaza into southern israel.






israel’s ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over gaza power


jerusalem (ap) — israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for palestinians ahead of the muslim holy month of ramadan a day after it warned gaza’s already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between palestinian president mahmoud abbas and the islamic militant group hamas that rules the territory. maj. gen. […]






gaza's hamas rulers execute 3 palestinians over israel ties


the islamic militant hamas group ruling the gaza strip on thursday morning executed three palestinians it had accused of 'collaborating' with israel, a development that was likely spurred by the killing of a senior hamas commander last month.






hamas hangs 3 palestinians in gaza it says were collaborating with israel


hamas, the islamic militant group that controls the gaza strip, said it executed three palestinians on thursday for alleged collaboration with israel, stoking tensions after the killing of one of its commanders nearly two weeks ago. a statement from the hamas interior ministry said the three had...






israel targets hamas sites after gaza rocket attack


israel's military fired on hamas installations in gaza after a rocket launched from the territory exploded inside israel on monday, with no reports of casualties on either side.






ap explains: why gaza is experiencing a new power crisis


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — the gaza strip is in the midst of an electricity shortage that has left residents with just a few hours of power a day, turning many aspects of everyday life in the hamas-ruled territory upside down and raising concerns about a humanitarian crisis. here’s a look at the gaza […]






ap explains: why gaza is experiencing a new power crisis


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — the gaza strip is in the midst of an electricity shortage that has left residents with just a few hours of power a day, turning many aspects of everyday life in the hamas-ruled territory upside down and raising concerns about a humanitarian crisis. here’s a look at the gaza […]






ex-hamas member named in killing of senior hamas commander


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — hamas officials say the shooter who killed a senior hamas commander in march was a former member of the group who joined a radical al-qaida-inspired rival and was secretly recruited by israel. hamas said tuesday it arrested 45 alleged collaborators with israel, including three allegedly involved in killing mazen […]






gaza power crisis disrupts life, challenges leaders


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — the gaza strip is in the midst of an electricity shortage that has left residents with just a few hours of power a day, turning many aspects of everyday life in the hamas-ruled territory upside down and raising concerns about a humanitarian crisis. here’s a look at the gaza […]






gaza's hamas rulers execute 3 palestinians over israel ties


the islamic militant hamas group ruling the gaza strip says it has executed three palestinians accused of 'collaborating' with israel.






hamas closes gaza crossing with israel after shadowy killing


gaza's hamas rulers shut down the territory's main border crossing with israel sunday in a rare measure following the mysterious killing of a senior militant.






ap explains: why gaza is experiencing a new power crisis


the gaza strip is in the midst of an electricity shortage that has left residents with just a few hours of power a day, turning many aspects of everyday life in the hamas-ruled territory upside down and raising concerns about a humanitarian crisis.






new hamas chief makes 1st public appearance in native gaza


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — the new hamas leader has made his first public appearance, visiting a solidarity tent for hunger-striking palestinian prisoners held by israel. ismail haniyeh stopped by the tent monday, two days after hamas announced that the former gaza prime minister replaced qatar-based khaled mashaal in the islamic militant group’s top […]






egypt sends fuel to power-starved gaza, undercuts abbas


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — officials say egypt has begun trucking 1 million liters of cheap diesel fuel to gaza’s power plant, in a rare delivery meant to ease a crippling electricity crisis in the hamas-ruled enclave. wednesday’s shipment appears to undercut palestinian president mahmoud abbas, who has stepped up financial pressure on gaza […]






israel agrees to pa request to reduce gaza electricity


gaza residents will live on four hours of electricity, as the palestinian authority and hamas continue power struggle.






hamas names top militant as new leader in gaza


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — a senior hamas official says a top member of the group’s armed wing has been chosen as its new leader in the gaza strip. yehiyeh sinwar, a senior commander who was freed by israel in a 2011 prisoner swap, is considered one of the most hard-line figures in the […]






israel approves palestinian move to pressure hamas with electricity cuts


israel has approved a request by palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas to cut by roughly a third the electricity it provides to the gaza strip. the move is aimed at undermining the islamic militant group hamas, which has controlled gaza for the last decade. but the decision reached sunday...






egypt sends fuel to power-starved gaza, undercuts abbas


officials say egypt has begun trucking 1 million liters of cheap diesel fuel to gaza's power plant, in a rare delivery meant to ease a crippling electricity crisis in the hamas-ruled enclave.






a revised hamas charter will moderate its stance toward israel — slightly


hamas, the palestinian group that rules the gaza strip, unveiled a new manifesto monday moderating its position toward israel — if only slightly — and distancing itself from islamist groups in the middle east. the new declaration, an apparent bid to reverse hamas’ rising isolation, marks the first...






a revised hamas charter will moderate its stance toward israel — slightly


hamas, the palestinian group that rules the gaza strip, is set to unveil a new manifesto monday moderating its position toward israel and distancing itself from islamist groups in the middle east, in a bid to reverse its rising isolation. the new declaration marks the first revision of hamas’ charter...






ap interview: potential netanyahu heir promotes gaza seaport


tel aviv, israel (ap) — israel’s powerful transportation and intelligence minister says he is pushing forward with a proposal to build an artificial island with a seaport off the coast of hamas-ruled gaza that he believes will alleviate hardship in the blockaded territory and offer residents their first real bridge to the outside world in […]






israeli defense minister to gaza: let's talk


israel's defense minister has offered to speak directly to palestinians in the hamas-ruled gaza strip, saying "let's talk."






palestinian government: no voting in may in hamas-run gaza


the palestinian government in the west bank has announced that upcoming municipal elections will not take place in the gaza strip, territory ruled by the islamic militant group hamas.






abbas to stop funding electricity in hamas-run gaza: israel


israel says it was told by the palestinian self-rule government in the west bank that it will stop paying for electricity israel sells to the gaza strip.






qatari crisis could spell new trouble for embattled hamas


qatar, one of the few foreign backers of hamas, faces massive pressure from its gulf neighbors to cut ties with the islamic militant group. if it does, the result could be disastrous for hamas-ruled gaza.






hamas names top militant commander as new hard-line leader in gaza


hamas has named a top militant commander as its new leader in the gaza strip, an official media outlet confirmed on monday, placing one of the islamic militant group's most hard-line figures in charge of operations in its core power base. the appointment of yehiya sinwar, who was freed by israel...