Lieberman hints at work permit plan for Gazans

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 8, 2016

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman this week raised the possibility of allowing workers from Gaza to enter Israel if the calm on the southern border is maintained.

This was the first time a senior Israeli official has mentioned such a move, which, so far, has been discussed only as a remote possibility.


Fears of Hamas comeback via the ballot box

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 1, 2016

A month and a half before they are due to take place, the local elections in the West Bank and Gaza are already prompting a showdown between Fatah and Hamas.

Elections for the Palestinian presidency and parliament have not taken place for over a decade, and the local elections are the only form of representative democracy in the territories.


We subsidise mass murder

By Melanie Phillips, August 19, 2016

The claim by Israel's Shin Bet security service that a senior aid worker in Gaza diverted millions in aid money to Hamas caused shock and amazement around the world.


Turkey to pay for Gaza building projects

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 7, 2016

The Turkish government will be allowed to sponsor major infrastructure projects in Gaza as part of its new agreement with Israel.

While senior officials in Jerusalem hope that this will help prolong the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, they are also concerned that the projects could become flashpoints between the two countries in the future.


Hamas lashes out as IDF detects terror tunnels

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 12, 2016

A fragile calm was restored around the Gaza Strip last weekend after a series of attacks and counter-attacks between Israel, Hamas and other Palestinian groups.

Israel claimed that the Palestinians fired on IDF forces to prevent operations to uncover and destroy Hamas-built tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel.


Violence escalates around Gaza Strip

By JC Reporter, May 6, 2016

Israel’s security cabinet is due to convene today after a motar shell was fired at IDF soldiers on the Gaza border on Friday morning.

The soldiers did not suffer any injuries or fatalities.

In a statement, the army said that at about 6am, "another round of artillery was fired at an IDF unit that was carrying out an operational activity near the barrier in the southern Gaza Strip."


Palestinian children act out terror attack in Gaza play

By JC Reporter, April 27, 2016

Young Palestinian children have been filmed performing a play in which they simulate terrorist attacks against Israelis.

The play was staged for a festival in the Gaza Strip this week, and was broadcast on a Hamas television channel dedicated to culture, available in Gaza and the West Bank.


IDF discovers Hamas tunnel under Gaza border into Israel

By Josh Jackman, April 18, 2016

The Israeli army has uncovered and destroyed a Hamas tunnel which stretched from Gaza into southern Israel.

The 20km-long underground passageway reached 30 or 40 yards into Israel before its demolition this morning.

The IDF would not reveal its exact location, though it is understood to be near Kibbutz Holit, about 8km from both the southern border of Gaza and Egypt.


War museum defends displaying news truck shelled by IDF in Gaza

By Sandy Rashty, April 14, 2016

The Imperial War Museum has defended its decision to exhibit a vehicle that was hit by IDF shelling during the Israel-Gaza war after a complaint from an angry visitor.


Sanders under fire for saying 10,000 Palestinians killed in 2014 Gaza war

By Josh Jackman, April 7, 2016

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been criticised for saying that more than 10,000 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 2014 Gaza conflict.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry estimated that 761 civilians died during the hostilities, while the Gaza Health Ministry put the number at 1,617.