Netanyahu: Israel will protect its citizens against Hamas terror

By Jennifer Lipman, November 14, 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will expand the operation against terrorist forces in Gaza if it becomes necessary and "continue doing everything to protect our citizens".


Hamas military leader killed in Israeli air strike

By Marcus Dysch, November 14, 2012

A leading Hamas military commander has been killed in a targeted Israeli air strike.

Ahmed Jabari was head of Hamas’ military wing and the group’s most significant military figure in Gaza. He is the most senior Hamas figure to be killed for four years and was top of Israel's most-wanted list.


British Gas in Hamas project

By JCReporter, October 26, 2012

The Israeli government may allow a British Gas project in the Mediterranean Sea off the shores of Gaza to proceed — despite the involvement of the Hamas government.


UN ambassador urges Security Council to condemn Hamas

By Sandy Rashty, October 25, 2012

Israel’s United Nations envoy has called on the international body to “condemn Hamas terrorism” after more than 70 rockets were fired into southern Israeli cities yesterday.

Ron Proser, the former Israeli ambassador to the UK, issued a letter that urged members of the United Nations Security Council to “condemn Hamas terrorism without any equivocation or delay.


Middle East power shift as Emir visits Gaza

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 25, 2012

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s brief visit to Gaza on Tuesday lasted only a few hours, yet it signalled not only one more step towards the Hamas government’s exit from isolation, but also deeper power shifts in the Middle East. It was followed by salvoes of missiles fired at Israeli targets, with rare Hamas participation.


Hamas release video reconstructing Shalit’s capture

By Anna Sheinman, October 19, 2012

On the first anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s release, Hamas’s military wing has released a film purporting to describe how the abduction was carried out.


Boy's death sparks anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza

By Anna Sheinman, September 27, 2012

The death of a three-year-old boy in a fire has sparked a rare anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza.

Over 500 protesters in the Bureij refugee camp called for the toppling of the ruling group after the child died when a candle, which had been lit during a power cut, burned down his family’s house, Reuters reported. The fire also caused critical burns to his infant sister.


Topsy-turvy Middle East as jihadis turn on jihadis

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 6, 2012

The upheavals in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon are redrawing the lines between the radical Islamist forces surrounding Israel.

The latest configuration pits the Egyptian-led, anti-Iran camp against Salafist groups allied with al-Qaeda, and a branch of al-Qaeda against Hizbollah.


Hamas leader's brother-in-law treated in Israeli hospital

By Jennifer Lipman, August 8, 2012

A close relative of the Hamas Prime Minister has reportedly received emergency medical care in Israel.

Ismail Hanieyeh's brother-in-law is understood to have been treated in Petach Tikvah earlier this year, after suffering from a heart attack.

According to Israel's Ynet, he remained in the hospital for several days recovering.


Morsi wins but peace will hold

By John R Bradley, June 28, 2012

When Egypt's newly elected President, Mohammed Morsi, moved into fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak's former office this week, some Israeli officials openly worried that now that the land of the pharaohs has a Muslim Brotherhood figure at the helm, long-standing ties between the two countries could be at risk.