Palestine

Israel denies education minister entry to Gaza

Israel denies education minister entry to Gaza

NABLUS -- Israeli authorities on Sunday morning denied Palestinian Minister of Education Khawla al-Shakhshir entry to the Gaza Strip, where she was expected to take part in the official inauguration of the new school year.

Hamas not to barter arms for Gaza reconstruction: Haniyeh

Hamas not to barter arms for Gaza reconstruction: Haniyeh

A senior member of the political office of the Palestinian faction Hamas on Saturday said that his movement would not barter its arms for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

9,600 Gaza students not to attend school Sunday

9,600 Gaza students not to attend school Sunday

GAZA CITY -- Around 9,600 students would not be able to start the new academic year in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, a United Nations agency has said.

Hamas denies running 'shadow government' in Gaza

Hamas denies running

The exiled leader of Hamas denied Friday that the movement was running a "shadow government" in Gaza as charged by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Official: Solution to Palestinian issue will lead to Mideast stability

Official: Solution to Palestinian issue will lead to Mideast stability

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said Saturday that a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would lead to lasting stability in the rest of the Middle East.

MP: Abbas halted ICC bid on Israeli war crimes

MP: Abbas halted ICC bid on Israeli war crimes

President Mahmoud Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament said on Friday.

Bombed out Gazans move into mobile homes

Bombed out Gazans move into mobile homes

Fifty Palestinian families made homeless by Israeli bombing during the summer's fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip were rehoused Saturday in mobile homes in the southern town of Khan Yunis

Gaza awaiting fuel for sole power plant

Gaza awaiting fuel for sole power plant

Gaza's only power plant is ready to begin running again as soon as a shipment of fuel arrives to the Strip, the plant's executive manager said Saturday.

Top Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel

Top Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel

Chief Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh said on Saturday that the Islamist movement would not hold any direct talks with Israel.

Palestinians condemn plan to forcibly transfer thousands of Bedouins

Palestinians condemn plan to forcibly transfer thousands of Bedouins

The Palestinian minister of agriculture and 42 organizations on Thursday condemned newly-unveiled Israeli plans to demolish dozens of villages and "forcibly transfer" thousands of Bedouin Palestinians from their homes.